# Andy Beal Ups Math Prize to \$1 Million

Unless you’re a serious math dork, there’s no reason you’d have ever heard of the Beal Conjecture. The number theory problem looks like this:

If Ax + By = Cz where A, B, C, x, y and z are positive integers and x, y and z are all greater than 2, then A, B and C must have a common prime factor.

Years ago, Andy Beal offered \$5,000 to anyone who could prove or offer a counterexample to the equation. Now, Andy Beal you might have heard of. Forbes says the Dallas banker is worth \$8.5 billion. He’s also something of a poker nut. We published this profile of him in 2004. Beal is media shy, but our writer just happened to run into Beal at a card table.

Well. Now comes news that Beal has upped the Beal Prize to \$1 million. College students, adjust your majors accordingly.

• Lihsrahana Inias

you prove this if
study=no fail…………..1
no study=fail…………..2
study(1 + no)=fail(1+no)
then
study=fail
then why we are studying

• Sam

My father has solved this, how can he contact you? Thanks.

• Monicah Alejandria

i found the answer to the mathmatical problem above what do i do now ….????

• Palanivel Rajam

Try this …..