# Fermats Last Theorem

## Fermat's last theorem

[fer-mahz]
noun Mathematics.
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:
1860–65; named after P. de Fermat

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 Fermat's last theorem (fɜːˈmæts) —n (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')  Pronunciation Key  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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