Billionaire Offers $1 Million for a Math Problem

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Texas billionaire D. Andrew Beal is offering a million dollars to anyone who can solve a particular math problem. He started laboring over it himself in 1993 and has been offering an ever expanding purse to its conqueror since 1997.

Texas billionaire D. Andrew Beal is offering a million dollars to anyone that can solve a particular math problem.

He started laboring over it himself in 1993 and has been offering an ever expanding purse to its conqueror since 1997.

Back then the answer was only worth 5 thousand dollars to him, but things change – except for the fact that nobody seems to be able to solve it.

Maybe the extra financial incentive will help. The last offer of 100 thousand has been around for 13 years.

The problem arose from Beal’s desire to crack the 350-year-old enigma that was Fermat’s Last Theorem.

His attempts led him to a unique perspective on the matter that could end up being revolutionary if only it could get solved.

Fermat’s Last Theorem was finally proven in 1994 by Andrew Wiles.

Many mathematical minds concur - prior to that, math itself just wasn’t at a place where a solution was possible.

The outlook that it’s the right time for the Beal Conjecture to be solved isn’t entirely hopeful.

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