# Fermat's last theorem

- noun Mathematics the theorem (proved in 1995) that if
*n*is an integer greater than 2, the equation*x*^{n}+*y*^{n}=*z*^{n}has no positive integral solutions.**Origin**C19: named after the 17th-cent. French mathematician Pierre de*Fermat*.

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**Fermat's Last Theorem**— is the name of the statement in number theory that:: It is impossible to separate any power higher than the second into two like powers,or, more precisely:: If an integer n is greater than 2, then the equation a^n + b^n = c^n has no solutions in… … Wikipedia**Fermat's last theorem**— /fer mahz /, Math. the unproved theorem that the equation xn + yn = zn has no solution for x, y, z nonzero integers when n is greater than 2. [1860 65; named after P. de FERMAT] * * * Statement that there are no natural numbers x, y, and z such… … Universalium**Fermat's Last Theorem**— /fɛəˈmaz/ (say fair mahz) noun the long unproven theorem that the equation xn + yn = zn has no positive integer solutions for x, y, z when n is greater than 2. {from the fact that this was the last of the theorems of Pierre de Fermat which… … Australian English dictionary**Fermat's last theorem**— noun Etymology: Pierre de Fermat Date: 1847 a theorem in number theory: the equation xⁿ + yⁿ = zⁿ has no solutions when x, y, z, and n are all positive integers and n is greater than 2 … New Collegiate Dictionary**Fermat's last theorem**— /fer mahz /, Math. the unproved theorem that the equation xn + yn = zn has no solution for x, y, z nonzero integers when n is greater than 2. [1860 65; named after P. de FERMAT] … Useful english dictionary**Fermat's Last Theorem in fiction**— The famous problem in number theory known as Fermat s Last Theorem has repeatedly received attention in fiction and popular culture.* In The Royale , an episode of , Captain Picard states that the theorem had gone unsolved for 800 years. At the… … Wikipedia**Fermat's little theorem**— (not to be confused with Fermat s last theorem) states that if p is a prime number, then for any integer a , a^p a will be evenly divisible by p . This can be expressed in the notation of modular arithmetic as follows::a^p equiv a pmod{p},!A… … Wikipedia**The Last Theorem**— infobox Book | name = The Last Theorem title orig = translator = image caption = author = Arthur C. Clarke Frederik Pohl illustrator = cover artist = country = language = English series = genre = Science Fiction publisher = Del Rey Books release… … Wikipedia**Proofs of Fermat's little theorem**— This article collects together a variety of proofs of Fermat s little theorem, which states that:a^p equiv a pmod p ,!for every prime number p and every integer a (see modular arithmetic). Simplifications Some of the proofs of Fermat s little… … Wikipedia**Fermat's Enigma**— is a book which explains Fermat s last theorem, beginning with Pythagoras up until its proof by Andrew Wiles, written by Simon Singh and published in 1998 … Wikipedia