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Re: fx-propose: Proposal: 'OPNRes'

Author: James Jones
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In-Reply-To: Mark E. Shoulson's post
Followed-Up-By: Mark E. Shoulson's post
Date: Tue Oct 15, 1996 01:59 pm
Mark E. Shoulson
James Jones
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On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:

> >Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 10:28:39 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Vinay Kumar <vinayk@nautilus.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
>
> >On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Ken Kittlitz wrote:
>
> >> long:
> >> There will be a proof showing the nonexistence of odd perfect numbers
> >> or a proof showing the existence of an odd perfect numbers
>
> >Nitpicking, but that should be "an odd perfect number"
>
> Bleah; that's what happens when you change wording midstream. Either "an
> odd perfect number" or "odd perfect numbers"; plural probably makes more
> sense.

I disagree. What if someone finds ONE odd perfect number but can't prove
that there are more of them?

James Jones
"Oh, well, what the hell." - Yossarian


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