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Last Theorem Of Pierre de Fermat

17 Aug
Fermat’s Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two, as long as a, b, and c are not equal. This theorem was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, famously in the margin of a copy of Arithmetica where he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin. No successful proof was published until 1995 despite the efforts of countless mathematicians during the 358 intervening years. The unsolved problem stimulated the development of algebraic number theory in the 19th century and the proof of the modularity theorem in the 20th. It is among the most famous theorems in the history of mathematics and prior to its 1995 proof was in the Guinness Book of World Records for “most difficult maths problem”.

Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Fermat

Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Fermat
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Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Pierre de Fermat

 

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