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  • S. R. Sudarshan Iyengar
    Is this a conjecture? or is it a false statement? or is it a well known theorem? if p is prime then (2^p)-1 is square free. Regards, Sudarshan
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2007
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      Is this a conjecture? or is it a false statement? or is it a well
      known theorem?

      if p is prime then (2^p)-1 is square free.

      Regards,
      Sudarshan
    • elevensmooth
      ... Will Edgington says many consider it to be an open question rather than a conjecture, but there are no counterexamples below 4e12. He has information
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2007
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        --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "S. R. Sudarshan Iyengar"
        <sudarshanmysore@...> wrote:
        >
        > Is this a conjecture? or is it a false statement? or is it a well
        > known theorem?
        >
        > if p is prime then (2^p)-1 is square free.


        Will Edgington says many consider it to be an open question rather
        than a conjecture, but there are no counterexamples below 4e12. He
        has information about what is known on his page.

        http://www.garlic.com/~wedgingt/mersenne.html

        William
        Poohbah of OddPerfect.org
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