20150509, 19:25  #1 
Dec 2011
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MM127
I believe I have a hard and fast proof that MM_{127} is prime.
How can I get it verified without broadcasting the method on the web? 
20150509, 20:13  #2 
Jun 2014
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You probably wanted the miscellaneous math forum. If you really do have a proof, which I doubt you do, a lot of people (especially on this forum) would be very interested to see it, so don't hide it. What if someone comes across it and publishes it, but you didn't want to? You get no credit for the "proof".

20150509, 21:01  #3  
Nov 2003
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If you have a new method, then publish it. You'll be famous. Where did you get you math degree? Would a moderator move this to misc. math please? Last fiddled with by R.D. Silverman on 20150509 at 21:02 

20150509, 21:22  #4  
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
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You may therefore feel free to outline and discuss your research, safe in the knowledge that (1) you are protected against plagiarism by your very own original post, and (2) you are among some of the best and most interested minds that you shall ever meet outside of a formal academic setting  both lay and professional  in mathematics and computer science. If your result is indeed correct, there would be cause for great celebration in mathematics. We would therefore be most interested in seeing your work, and assure you that your ownership of it is fully secure. 

20150509, 22:09  #5  
Nov 2003
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They make extremely bold claims then fail to back them up. 

20150509, 22:19  #6 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
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Don't forget that there is an award available. You want to be the first to claim it, before anyone else does. GIMPS has over a thousand outstanding assignments above the 100M threshold, so we might get it first if you don't hurry up and publish your method.

20150510, 00:13  #7 
May 2013
East. Always East.
11×157 Posts 
If you are able to prove that MM127 is prime without using the LL test, you'll have accomplished something which hasn't been done in years. The largest prime number at a given time has "belonged" to GIMPS for a very long time.

20150510, 00:44  #8 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
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Well no one has found a factor yet so it must be prime.

20150510, 01:26  #9 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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though I know I'll make no progress as usual it's still getting me to think of applying the multinomial theorem to the thought about where a or x is a mersenne number and knowing a modular result on a power of that mersenne number I'm thinking of how I can apply it to the whole multinomial theorem and the values it gives when all x values are the same but as usual I'm painfully stupid.

20150510, 03:48  #10  
May 2013
East. Always East.
11×157 Posts 
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My cats give a slightly smaller number of shits about the MM127 proof, however.. 

20150510, 05:11  #11 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
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