Fermat’s last theorem, did you ever listen about this. We see many math problems during our academic as well as daily life, they can be divided into three categories as follows
- They look simple and are really simple
- They look really difficult and are difficult
- They look very simple but are extremely difficult
Fermat’s last theorem is such a problem which comes under third category. Let us see how this problem looks like.
The theorem states that, there are no three numbers which satisfy the given equation
Where n is a number greater than 2.
Fermat’s last theorem is considered as the toughest problem in the world of the mathematics.
Pierre de Fermat wrote about this theorem in a copy of Arithmetica, he claimed that he had a proof for the theorem and this claim was found 30 years after his death,
Thereafter, many mathematicians have tried to give a proof but all went wrong and for 358 years not a single proof, even came close to correct proof.
After 358 years in 1994 Andrew Wiles came up with a proof and was formally published in 1995 and this proof was a fruit of his years of hard work.
The proof is so long that it is equal to a medium sized book.
Fermat’s theorem also have Guinness world record as the toughest problem and the main reason is largest number of wrong proofs given to it.
So I hope that you got to know how, even world’s most renowned mathematicians failed to solve a simple looking problem
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