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Conjecture: suppose n is an integer larger than 1 and n is not prime. Then 2^n-1 is not prime.

Proof attached.

Could someone please explain to me how they got to xy= 2^(ab)-1. I see the -1 part. Also I think I

do not understand the concept of 2^((a-1)b) I mean is it some index or some way of showing it is

finite? I am confused.

Proof attached.

Could someone please explain to me how they got to xy= 2^(ab)-1. I see the -1 part. Also I think I

do not understand the concept of 2^((a-1)b) I mean is it some index or some way of showing it is

finite? I am confused.