This fact is actually in reference to the Monday we just
passed, January 12

^{th}. On that day in 1665, Pierre de Fermat passed away. Fermat, of course, is known for the infamous conjecture “Fermat’s last theorem.”*source: commons.wikimedia.org*

In this conjecture, Fermat insisted that

*x*+^{n}*y*=^{n}*z*has no solutions when^{n}*x, y,*and*z*are non-zero integers and*n*> 2. The theorem was found in the margins of another math text that Fermat had been studying, and was published by his son in 1670.
Fermat’s Last Theorem has been a subject of intrigue for mathematicians
and non-mathematicians alike for many years because it took more than three
centuries to find a true proof. British mathematician Andrew Wiles finally
proved the conjecture in 1994, but he used tools that were not invented until
long after Fermat’s death. It is likely
that his original proof in the 1600s was
incorrect.

The theorem is known widely, and has even been referenced by pop-culture by

*The Simpsons*and*Star Trek: The Next Generation*. It remains a fascinating piece of mathematical history to this day.
But we shall keep in mind that may be Fermat is right about his proof as he went ahead to mention that ancestors didn't know everything

ReplyDeleteThe general equation of Fermat's last theorem for all powers could have been visualised by him that must satisfy Pythagoras theorem as well

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