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June 1, 2010

He never mentioned font size!

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Famous page. Identify and connect to 2.

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Answer:

This is Problem II.8 in the 1621 edition of the Arithmetica of Diophantus, where Fermat casually wrote his last theorem, a^n + b^n = c^n, does not work for any n>2 and died. Mathematicians all over the world tried to prove this for 100s of years, until the dude in 2, Andrew John Wiles, provided a general proof.

Fermat claimed the margin was too small to fit his proof, but Wiles’ proof spanned over a 100 pages.


40 Responses to “He never mentioned font size!”

  1. Fermat’s last theorem and the ‘prover’ Andrew Wiles


  2. Raghuvansh
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    Andrew Wiles, prover of Fermat’s Last Theorem and collector of associated monetary prize.


  3. shrik
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    From WP: Around 1637, Fermat wrote his Last Theorem in the margin of his copy of the Arithmetica next to Diophantus’ sum-of-squares problem.

    Andrew Wiles proved it.


  4. udupendra
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    Fermat’s marginal contributions that took Wiles hundreds of pages


  5. Ganesh prasad

    From Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....st_Theorem

    (2)Pierre de Fermat
    (1)Problem II.8 in the 1621 edition of the Arithmetica of Diophantus.On the right is the famous margin which was too small to contain Fermat’s alleged proof of his “last theorem”.


  6. Rogi
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    Fermat’s Last Theorem
    Connects to 2 because Sir Andrew John Wiles provided the last part of the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem in 1995.


  7. dineshk
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    Page from Diophantus’ Arithmetica on the margins of which Fermat wrote down his famous last theorem. He also claimed that he had a truly marvelous proof that the margin was too narrow to contain. After more than 350 years, Andrew Wiles finally proved the theorem using much more sophisticated ideas than were available in Fermat’s time.


  8. Fermat’s Last Theorem – the famous margin which was too small to contain Fermat’s alleged proof of his “last theorem”.
    Andrew Wiles who succeeded in proving enough of the modularity conjecture to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem


  9. Hari

    The person on the right looks like Andrew Wiles. If so, then the page must be the one on the margins of which Fermat intended to scribble his solution to his “last” theorem.


  10. The 1670 edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem” (Observatio Domini Petri de Fermat).

    British mathematician Andrew Wiles who gave the general proof for the same.

    Connect – Fermat’s last theorem.


  11. krudebox
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    Andrew Wiles who proved Fermat’s last theorem.


  12. varuns88
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    1. Fermat wrote his Last Theorem in the margin of his copy of the Arithmetica next to Diophantus’ sum-of-squares problem.But his general proof was unknown.
    2.Andrew Wiles in 1995 proved the theorem.


  13. Dibyo
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    this is the page with the famous margin that was too thin to contain the proof of fermat’s (2) last theorem


  14. Goyal
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    Fermat’s Last Theorem – Andrew Wiles (from Wiki) – “established the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, the last step in proving Fermat’s Last Theorem, 358 years after it was conjectured.”


  15. Ruth

    Diophantus of Alexandria, also known as the father of algebra, in his series of books called arithmetica, included Fermat’s commentary(or the fermat’s theorm).
    (Arithmetica includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem” (Observatio Domini Petri de Fermat).
    fermat’s last theorm was proved by Sir andrew wiles, a british mathematician in 1995!!
    he submitted the papers containing the proof of fermat’s last theorm in a special volume of the annals of mathematics


  16. Logik
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    From wikipedia:
    The 1670 edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem” (Observatio Domini Petri de Fermat).

    That’s andrew wiles who solved Fermat’s last theorem.


  17. Bharath
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    Andrew John Wiles (pic 2) proved the Fermat’s Last Theorem and pic 1 is The 1670 edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica which includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem”


  18. Qbrain
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    Pic 1 the page is Problem II.8 in the Arithmetica , which became Fermat’s Last Theorem. First conjectured in 1637 by Fermat, it was not proven until 1995.

    The person in pic 2 is Sir ANDREW John WILES, who successfully proved “Fermat’s Last theorem”


  19. Rahulk
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    See this happens when you are out to conserve papers … Because of this gazillions of mathematicians wasted bazillions of papers apparently trying to find a proof for Problem II.8 in the 1621 edition of the Arithmetica of Diophantus…. Which we famously know as Fermat’s Last Theorem …. Until one Sir Andrew John Wiles , the emaciated guy on the right finally found the proof to this wretched problem


  20. 1. Diophantus’ Arithmetica.
    That’s the page on which Fermat wrote that he had a proof for the theorem and would have written it had the margin been larger.
    2. Andrew Wiles provided the proof for Fermat’s last theorem.


  21. reddevil_ani

    page contains fermet’s last theorem and 2 is Andrew Wiles who gave the general proof for the same.


  22. andrew wiles
    fermats last theorem


  23. Vishnu

    Fermat’s last theorem… the guy on the right is Andrew wiles.. he proved the theorem


  24. Andrew wiles(2) proved Fermat’s last theorem(1)


  25. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Fermat’s Last Theorem


  26. Manish Achuth
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    Fermat’s Last theorem. Fermat could not prove his theorem. Andrew Wiles proved it.


  27. mankuTimma
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    1. The 1670 edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem” (Observatio Domini Petri de Fermat).
    2.Andrew Wiles a Prof at Princeton university who gave the proof for Fermat’s Last Theorem.


  28. Ananth
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    Fermat’s last theorem and Sir Andrew Wiles, who proved it.


  29. Fermat’s equation x^n + y^n = z^n is an example of a Diophantine equation. A Diophantine equation is a polynomial equation in which the solutions are required to be integers.


  30. Sir Andrew Johm Wiles'(Pic2) proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem(Pic1) is a proof of the modularity theorem for semistable elliptic curves, which, together with Ribet’s theorem, provides a proof for Fermat’s Last Theorem.


  31. Mo

    Fermat’s Last Theorem, Andrew Wiles, I’m guessing the title refers to the “I can’t fit the proof in the margin” comment


  32. eswar

    1.Fermat’s “Last theorem”
    2.Andrew Wiles ,British mathematician who gave the proof for Last theorem


  33. Treyambak Madyalkar

    Fermat’s Last Theorem..
    D person is Andrew Wiles who proved the Second half of the theorem…!!


  34. Rithwik K

    The 1670 edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica includes Fermat’s commentary, particularly his “Last Theorem”

    Andrew Wiles last dude to prove it.

    Conenct : Fermat’s Theorem


  35. shenoyvarun86
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    Andrew Wiles probably the proof of Fermat’s LAst Theorem


  36. dheeraj

    Diophantus of Alexandria mentioned about equations without solution,now known as Fermat’s Last Theorem
    Andrew John Wiles provided the proof for the above.


  37. sandesh

    Fermat’s theorem : Wiles gave a proof which was hundreds of pages long..


  38. Aravindh

    1.This is the Problem II.8 in the 1621 edition of the Arithmetica of Diophantus. On the right is the famous margin which was too small to contain Fermat’s alleged proof of his “last theorem”(font size notwithstanding!)

    2.British mathematician Andrew Wiles who gave the proof for the same.


  39. Advaith

    Fermat’s last theorem solved By Andrew Wiles


  40. Xanda

    Fermat’s last theorem, Andrew Wiles


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