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Posted by: porton
on: August 24th, 2013
Solved by: Todd Trimble

\begin{conjecture} Distributivity of the lattice $\mathsf{FCD}(A;B)$ of funcoids (for arbitrary sets $A$ and $B$) is not provable in ZF (without axiom of choice). \end{conjecture}

A similar conjecture:

\begin{conjecture} $a\setminus^{\ast} b = a\#b$ for arbitrary filters $a$ and $b$ on a powerset cannot be proved in ZF (without axiom of choice). \end{conjecture}

See \href [this blog post]{http://portonmath.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/distributivity-funcoids-without-ac/} for a rationale of this conjecture.

See \href [here]{http://www.mathematics21.org/algebraic-general-topology.html} for used notation.

The first conjecture is \href [shown false]{http://ncatlab.org/toddtrimble/published/topogeny} (that is a proof without AC exists) by Todd Trimble.

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