# Was Fermat's Last Theorem really his last theorem?

This was not the last theorem that Fermat wrote. Rather, it was the last one to be proven/disproven.

### What is the number that no value of can be greater than for the solutions to the equation in fermats last theorem?

Fermat's last theorem states that the equation xn + yn = zn has no integer solutions for x, y and z when the integer n is greater than 2. When n=2, we obtain the Pythagoras theorem.

### Did anyone oppose to the pythgreom theorm?

Although the Pythagorean theorem (sums of square of a right angled triangle) is called a theorem it has many mathematical proofs (including the recent proof of Fermats last theorem which tangentially also prooves Pythagorean theorem). In fact Pythagorean theorem is an 'axiom', a kind of 'super law'. It doesn't matter if anyone does oppose it, it is one of the few fundamental truths of the universe.

### Why wasn't Fermats last theorem written on paper?

But it was. That is why we know about it. If you mean why the PROOF was not written- Fermat wrote that he had found a wonderful proof for the theorem, but unfortunately the margin was too small to contain it. This is why the theorem became so famous- being understandable by even a schoolchild, but at the same time so hard to prove that even the best mathematicians had to surrender, with a simple… Read More

### What Great Mathematicians are still alive?

Andrew Wiley, who solved Fermat's Last Theorem. Andrew Wiley, who solved Fermat's Last Theorem.

### What is the answer for Fermat's Last Theorem?

Fermat's Last Theorem states that an + bn = cn does not have non-zero integer solutions for n > 2. Various mathematicians have worked on Fermat's Last Theorem, proving it true for certain cases of n. In 1994, Andrew Wiles revised and corrected his 1993 proof of the theorem for all cases of n. The proof is very complex.

### What is Shekhar Theorem?

There is no "Shekhar theorem" though there are mathematicians and other investigators whose first or last name is "Shekhar."

### Last year Ryan Morgan discovered a theorem using a sketchpad. what was the theorem?

Haha, are you in Mrs. Jolley's class?

### What is the contribution of andrew wiles to mathematics?

He proved Fermat's Last Theorem. Actually he proved the Taniyama-Shimura-Weil conjecture and this proved the theorem.

### True or false a theroem is a statement that can be easily proved?

Neither. A theorem is a proven mathematical statement. This says nothing about how easily it can be proven. e.g. the Pythagorean Theorem is easily proven, but Fermat's Last Theorem is extremely difficult to prove.

### Mathmeticians with algebra formulas named after them?

de Moirve's theorem, Pascal's triangle, Pythagoras triangle, Riemann hypothesis, Fermat's last theorem. and many more

### What has the author Vijay Jha written?

Vijay Jha has written: 'The Stickelberger ideal in the spirit of Kummer with application to the first case of Fermat's last theorem' -- subject(s): Class groups (Mathematics), Fermat's last theorem

### Who was Pierre de Fermat?

He was a mathematician who contributed to the fields of calculus and algebra. His theorem an + bn = cn called, "Fermat's Last Theorem" was a challenge for the mathematical world to prove for a long time.

### What is the basic of Fermat's last Theorem?

The basis for Fermat's Last Theorem was Pythagoras's theorem. The latter showed that in any right angled triangle, the lengths of the sides satisfies a^2 + b^2 = c^2. In particular, that there are integer solutions to the equation: such as {3, 4, 5} or {5, 12, 13}. Fermat's theorem proved that there were no non-trivial solutions for a^n + b^n = c^n for any positive integers a, b, c and n where n >… Read More

### What is Fermat's Last Theorem?

Fermat's Last Theorem is sometimes called Fermat's conjecture. It states that no three positive integers can satisfy the equation a*n + b*n = c*n, for any integer n greater than two.

### Fermat's Last Theorem was invented by who in 1847?

It was 1647 not 1847 and by Fermat himself.

### Has fermat's last theorem been disproved?

Fermat's last theorem says xn + yn = zn where n is bigger than 2 has no solution . The theorem has NOT been disproved, in fact it was proved by Andrew Wiles. He worked with Richard Taylor and they used things known as elliptic curves. There are many great books that explain the proof, but a good amount of graduate level abstract algebra is required.

### Why did Fermat's theorem seem easy?

Pythagoras's theorem, that in a right angled triangle, a2 + b2 = c2 where c is the hypotenuse and a and b are the other two sides is easy to state and its proof has been known for centuries. Fermat's last theorem is analogous but opposite, and is equally easy to state: For any index (power) greater than 2, the analogy of Pythagoras's theorem has no integer solution (other than trivial ones eg a =… Read More

### What is the practical value of Fermats theorem?

The practical value of Fermat's Last Theorem resides in the manner it attracts the attention of many thinking people, not just mathematicians. The practical value of Wile's proof is in the manner it demonstrates how mathematicians still cannot simply explain why this theorem is true. The best kinds of proof also show the why of something and not merely the truth of it. By his conjectures Fermat attempted to demonstrate the power that resides within… Read More

### Where did Fermat write his last theorem?

He didn't write it. What he did was to write in the margin of a book that he had a proof but there was not enough space to write it there.

### What president invented the pythagorean theorem?

A previous US president didnt invent the Pythagorean Theorem. A mathematician with the last name of "Pythagoras" did. After he died, his students continued with his studies and once they perfected it, they named the famous theorem after Pythagoras, their professor. However, President ames Garfield devised a new proof for the theorem and Garfield's proof still appears in geometry books . There was a mysterious society known as the Pythagoreans who studied some mathematics, but… Read More

### How old was Pierre de fermat when he discovered fermat's last theorem?

He never discovered that theorem, especially since it was his own. Nobody discovers their own theorems, they derive them. Anyways, he was either 35 or 36, no one knows for sure since only the year is known.

### What was Fermat's original proof of his last theorem?

Fermat's last theorem says there does not exist three positive integers a, b, and c which can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than 2. (2 with be pythagoran triples so we don't include that) Fermat proved the case for n=4, but did not leave a general proof. The proof of this theorem came in 1995. Taylor and Wiles proved it but the math they used… Read More

### What is the fermat last theorem?

That there are no whole number solutions to the equation: xn + yn = zn when n > 2. If n = 2 this is: x2 + y2 = z2 is known as Pythagoras' Theorem, and has many whole number solutions, eg 32 + 42 = 52, 52 + 122 = 132.

### Is anything named after Pierre de Fermat?

Yes, the famous Fermat's Last Theorem, a conjecture by Fermat, that an equation of the form an + bn = cn has no integer solution, for n > 2. This was conjectured by Fermat in 1637, but it was only proved in 1995. Yes, the famous Fermat's Last Theorem, a conjecture by Fermat, that an equation of the form an + bn = cn has no integer solution, for n > 2. This was conjectured… Read More

### What was Sophia Germain's claim to fame?

While Sophie Germain has been best known today for her work on elasticity, she made important contributions to number theory as well. Sophie Germain's claim to number theoretic fame rests on a footnote in Legendre's ThÃ©orie des Nombres, crediting her with what is known today as Sophie Germain's Theorem, the first general result toward a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. She used it to prove Case I of Fermat's Last Theorem for all prime exponents… Read More

### What is the proof to Fermat's last theorem?

British mathematician Andrew Wiles published a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem in May of 1995, 358 years after the conjecture was first proposed. The proof itself is over 150 pages long and took him seven years to create. As you might imagine, it is not reproducible here, but it and a great many supporting articles are readily available online.

### Is All about math 5 pages?

I'd say thousands of pages. The proof of Fermat's last theorem (alone) was over 100 pages.

### Find the perimeter of an isosceles triangle?

To find the perimeters of a triangle you add the three sides together. if you get one of the two congruent sides you know the other congruent side. Then you use the pathagrium theorem to find the last side and add them up. Pathagrium theorem= a square + b square = c square where c is the hypotenuse

### What did Andrew wiles do?

He proved Fermat's last "theorem" which had been an open question for centuries and was one of the most famous open problems in all of mathematics.

### Who can benefit from Sophie germain?

Sophie Germain's work on Fermat's last theorem helped mathematicians for hundreds of years. She was also a pioneer of the elastic theory.

### What is the hardest math proplem that has been answered?

famous ones include the classification of finite simple groups, the poincare conjecture, fermat's last theorem

### What was Sophie germain famous for?

Sophie Germain was famous for her work on Fermat's Last Theorem. She is also known as the founder of mathematical physics because of her work with elasticity.

### What is the name of the famous math problem that is hard to solve?

You may be referencing Fermat's Last Theorum. In number theory, 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. This theorem was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, but was not proven until 1995 despite the efforts of many illustrious mathematicians. The unsolved problem stimulated the development of algebraic number theory… Read More

### What is Fermat last theorem and who proved it?

The equation a^n+b^n=c^n, n>2 , where n is a positive integer , has no non trivial integer solution (a,b,c). First by Andrew Wiles-Very difficult proof Now simple proofs are available;A simple and short analytical proof of Fermat's last theorem, CNMSEM,Vol.2,No.3 March 2011 pg.57-63

### What is Pierre de fermat famous for?

Pierre De Fermat is famous for Fermat's Last Theorem, which states that an+bn=cn will never be true as long as n>2

### What is the hardest maths question in the world?

There are some questions in the world that are mathrelated and still unsolved. Which of these that are "hardest" to solve is virtually impossible to decide. For a mathquestion to be hard, it must not be impossible. In order to distinguish between hardest and impossible, one need to know an answer. Often a mathproblem can be very hard to solve but even virtually impossible to prove that it is solved correctly. One of the really… Read More

### What was Sophie germain benefits to the math world?

Sophie Germain's research was vital in proving Fermat's Last Theorem and she was the only woman to achieve such a fete. Germain's passed away in June 1831.

### Which mathmatician is most famous for claiming that he solved a problem which took many mathematicians over 300 years after his death to solve?

Pierre de Fermat. The problem was called Fermat's Last Theorem

### How old is Andrew Wyles?

Assuming the questioner is referring to the mathematician who proved Fermat's Last Theorem, then Andrew Wiles (note spelling!) is 54 -- see www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Wiles.html

### What is the hardest equation on earth?

One of the hardest equations in the world is Fermat's Last Theorem. It is included in the Guinness Book of World Records for "most difficult mathematical problems". It is sometimes called Fermat's conjecture.

### What is triangle congruence theorem?

There are three main ways to prove to triangles congruent. If all the sides match, if a side then an included angle and the next side and last angle-side angle. SSS, SAS. ASA

### Can the Pythagoras theorem be proven emperically?

ANSWER Yes The Pythagorean Theorem Can Be Proven Empirically. HOW? First, Lets Define The Theorem: In simplest terms, the Pythagorean Theorem is essentially a Formula that is TRUE for ANY/ALL RIGHT TRIANGLES (ANY Triangle that has ONE 90o ANGLE). The formula States: A2 + B2 = C2 , WHERE C is Always The Longest Side (Called The Hypotenuse) and is Always OPPOSITE the 90o Angle. A and B are The Other two sides of the… Read More