Google Doodle : Pierre de Fermat’s Last Theorem

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Today is the birthday of mathematician Pierre de Fermat, who was born 410 years ago on August 17, 1601.


To honor the man, Google has a doodle of him in its homepage.

This doodle is different from all the other doodle before this because if you hover your mouse over it, a note pops-up that says “I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain.

This is actually in reference to Fermat’s Last Theorem which was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, famously in the margin of a copy of Arithmetica where he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin.

Fermat’s Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two.

Check out his Wikipedia entry to find out more about the man:  Pierre de Fermat



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  • chistes

    Nice article.

  • Javier Bernal Arencibia

    EDIT: Oh, you meant a^n + b^n = c^n

  • Kay

    Ah, I was wondering about that.

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