# Fermat's last theorem

[fer-mahz]

- the unproved theorem that the equation xn + yn = zn has no solution for x, y, z nonzero integers when n is greater than 2.

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## Origin of Fermat's last theorem^{}

First recorded in 1860–65; named after P. de Fermat

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## Fermat's last theorem

- (in number theory) the hypothesis that the equation x n + y n = z n has no integral solutions for n greater than two

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## Fermat's last theorem

[fĕr-mäz′]

- A theorem stating that the equation an + bn = cn has no solution if a, b, and c are positive integers and if n is an integer greater than 2. The theorem was first stated by the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat around 1630, but not proved until 1994.

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