It seems simple enough: prove that there are no whole-number solutions for the equation x^{n} + y^{n} = z^{n} when *n* is greater than 2. This is what's known as Fermat's last theorem, and while its origin was quick and informal, it took more than 300 years to solve. Even the mathematician who solved it took his time — he'd been pondering the question since he was 10 years old.

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Ashley Hamer
June 19, 2019

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