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Fermat's last theorem

[fer-mahz] /fɛrˈmɑz/
noun, Mathematics
1.
the unproved theorem that the equation xn + yn = zn has no solution for x, y, z nonzero integers when n is greater than 2.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; named after P. de Fermat
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Fermat's last theorem

/fɜːˈmæts/
noun
1.
(in number theory) the hypothesis that the equation xn + yn = zn has no integral solutions for n greater than two
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Fermat's last theorem
  (fěr-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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