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  • 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 1 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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