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    what is conjecture?

    Conjecture means what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laxmemu View Post
    Conjecture means what?
    Make a reasonable guess.
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    In Graph Theory it can refer to a number of things:

    i) total colouring conjecture - which holds for bipartite and planar graphs
    ii)list colouring conjecture - type of colouring
    iii) Dinitz conjecture - something to do with lattin squares
    iv) Reconstruction conjecture - i.e. graps are determined by their subgraphs

    I'm sure there are others - its been a while....
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    and in number theory it means an unproven theorem. such as Thermat's Last Theorem was up until 15 years ago.
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