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How Valid is This Proof?

  1. Aug 26, 2004 #1
    While researching the various math topics, I stumbled upon this:


    http://arxiv.org/abs/math/9810027

    What are the flaws with this "proof"?

    http://arxiv.org/ftp/math/papers/9810/9810027.pdf
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2004 #2

    matt grime

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    Apart from the fact it is incredibly badly written, surely the fact that they don't prove that the alleged pattern actually continues should make you slightly suspicious.

    page 2 step 5 is also rubbish, since there is no reason that b is independent of x, when it clearly isn't. that do you for starters?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2004 #3
    Yes, thank you for the help.
     
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