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The Equation for Which Fermat Discovered the Long-Elusive Proof

The Equation for Which Fermat Discovered the Long-Elusive Proof

Pierre de Fermat (1605-1665) wrote in the margin of a book, “I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem which this margin is too small to contain.” He then died.

It took 357 years before his proof was rediscovered by Andrew Wiles in 1994.

The theorem was noted by Guinness Book of World Records as “The Most Difficult Mathematical Problem.”

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