Fermat's last theorem

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Definition of Fermat's last theorem

: a theorem in number theory: the equation xⁿ + yⁿ = zⁿ has no solutions when x, y, z, and n are all positive integers and n is greater than 2

First Known Use of Fermat's last theorem

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Fermat's last theorem

Pierre de Fermat

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“Fermat's last theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fermat%27s%20last%20theorem. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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