On a conjecture of Graham concerning greatest common divisors

Author:
Gerald Weinstein

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **63** (1977), 33-38

MSC:
Primary 10A25

MathSciNet review:
0434941

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Abstract: Let be a finite sequence of positive integers. R. L. Graham has conjectured that . The following are proved:

(1) If , a prime, for some *l* and , then the conjecture holds.

(2) Given a finite sequence of positive integers , where , a prime, for some *I* and , consider the set of all positive integral multiples of which are . Denote these multiples by . Define to be a set consisting of the integers where *r* is maximal, such that and . Thus

(a) for at most finitely many *n*.

(b) If for then for all positive integers *n*.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1977-0434941-3

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