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# Has fermat's last theorem been disproved?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Fermat's last theorem says xn + yn = zn where n is bigger than 2 has no solution

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The theorem has NOT been disproved, in fact it was proved by Andrew Wiles.

He worked with Richard Taylor and they used things known as elliptic curves. There are many great books that explain the proof, but a good amount of graduate level abstract algebra is required.

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