Objection to proof of ABC conjecture

Orange Kid

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The abc conjecture, which Conrad has called “one of the outstanding conjectures in number theory,” starts with one of the simplest equations imaginable: a + b = c. The three numbers a, b and c are supposed to be positive integers, and they are not allowed to share any common prime factors — so, for example, we could consider the equation 8 + 9 = 17, or 5 + 16 = 21, but not 6 + 9 = 15, since 6, 9 and 15 are all divisible by 3.
First, I didn't read any of the papers, but if we don't know all or have a way to predict every prime number, how can this possibly be able to be solved. That is my unknowledgeable simplistic question.
 

Rudy Toody

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