# Conjecture

A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. Conjecture is contrasted by hypothesis (hence theory, axiom, principle), which is a testable statement based on accepted grounds. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.

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Sharp Six Exponentials Theorem
... so is known as the sharp five exponentials conjecture ... This conjecture implies both the sharp six exponentials theorem and the five exponentials theorem, and is stated as follows ... A consequence of this conjecture that isn't currently known would be the transcendence of eπ², by setting x1 = y1 = β11 = 1, x2 = y2 = iπ, and all the other values in the statement to be zero ...
Lonely Runner Conjecture
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