All numbers climb to a Prime?

Prime number: a positive integer that is not divisible without remainder by any integer except itself and 1.

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John Conway is a famous mathematician who proposed the theory that all numbers will eventually climb to a prime number when this certain method is applied…Conway5

— Take any number

— Find the prime factorization of that number

— Drop all the powers of the prime factorization

— After you drop the powers you get a new number which Conway proposed will always be a prime number and he came to the conclusion that all numbers will climb to a prime.

For example…

25 = 5²

5² = 52

52 = 2² x 13

↓↓ Drop the powers ↓↓

2,213 

2,213 — prime number

Here’s a second example…

60 = 2² x 3 x 5 — prime factorization

Drop the powers of the prime factorization — 2,235

2,235 = 3 x 5 x 149 = 3,5149 — prime number


 

The theory that all numbers will eventually climb to a prime has intrigued mathematicians for centuries and up till recently has remained unsolved.

A man by the name of James Davis has found a number which proves this theory to be false and the number is — 13532385396179


 

13532385396179

PRIME FACTORIZATION ↓↓↓

 = 13 x 53² x 3853 x 96179

13 — prime number

53 — prime number

3,853 — prime number

9,6179 — prime number

 

Drop all the powers from above ↑↑↑ and you end up with the number you started with — 13532385396179 — not a prime number

This number proves John Conway’s theory to be false because the prime factorization of 13532385396179 leads you to the same number you started with, which isn’t a prime.

13532385396179

PRIME FACTORIZATION ↓↓↓

 = 13 x 53² x 3853 x 96179 

DROP THE POWERS ↓↓ 13532385396179

 

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