2016 January 21
originally posted on facebook

A new Mersenne prime and a new planet? What a week!

“it was sent to the four most renowned Australian number theorists. They were asked to work on it for six hours. None of them could solve it in this time. […] the jury finally had the courage to choose it as the last problem of the competition. Eleven students gave perfect solutions.” Wikipedia

“Discombobulate” was originally “discombobricate”.


Finding integer solutions to

\frac a{b + c} + \frac b{c + a} + \frac c{a + b} = 4


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