#### kamalktk

##### Antediluvian

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"Then this past August an anonymous reader left a comment on Tao’s blog. The commenter suggested trying to solve the Collatz conjecture for “almost all” numbers, rather than trying to solve it completely. "

This suggestion led Tao to make a massive improvement in solving a maths problem considered "the simplest unsolved problem in mathematics"

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/mathematician-proves-huge-result-on-dangerous-problem

However this isn't the only anonymous internet post leading to huge advances in maths problems. When someone on an anime forum asked a question about watching some anime, the anonymously posted answer was a proof for a problem that had been unsolved in maths for at least 20 years.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/24/18019464/4chan-anon-anime-haruhi-math-mystery

So, is there a mystery genius maths person out there? Someone able to tell even the top mathematicians in the world how to solve problems?