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- Mar 10, 2012

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Although chat room isn't meant for math related discussions I didn't any subforum better suited for my query.

Here's the thing.

Many times journals have published new proofs for well known theorems. Example the transcendence of $\pi$ or say the Hall's Marriage Theorem.

Suppose I find a new proof of some old theorem too. How would I make sure that my proof if actually new? Since before sending it for publication I'd want to be sure that I am not wasting anybody's time.