Fermat's Last Theorem is a theorem in mathematics that states that no three positive integers a, b, and c satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than 2.
The theorem is named after Pierre de Fermat, who stated it in 1637 in the margin of a copy of Arithmeticae Theoriae Summulae Diophanti (The Theory of Sums of Arithmetic) by Diophantus of Alexandria. Fermat wrote in the margin that he had discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of the theorem that the margin was too small to contain. Fermat's claim was discovered some 36 years after his death by his son, Clément-Samuel Fermat. A proof by English mathematician Andrew Wiles was announced in 1993 and published in 1995 in the Annals of Mathematics. Did Fermat solve his last theorem? No, he did not. Is there a simple proof of Fermat's Last Theorem? No, there is no simple proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The theorem is notoriously difficult to prove, and the existing proofs are quite technical. How long did it take Andrew Wiles to solve Fermat's Last Theorem? Andrew Wiles took around 7 years to solve Fermat's Last Theorem. He first announced his proof in 1993, but it was later found to have a flaw. He then spent another 4 years working on the proof, and finally announced a successful proof in 1995.
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