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# Can someone please explain the mathematics in the movie 'Proof'?

I didn't understand the what the proofs or theories were about. Do people really sit and write pages and pages of proofs?

I'm really curious to know and since it was about mathematics, I thought it appropriate to ask in this section.

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- knashhaLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, people will sit and work on proofs 5,10,20,100

pages or more partly because they are curious and partly because they are ambitious. Many proofs are now computer

assisted. One problem once took me six months, and it was

only 5 pages long. . A professor decided to publish it, so

the time was worth it to me.

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