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Posted 11/14/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Wait a minute, someone actually solved Fermat's Last Theorem?!


yes, and using theorems/concept that seemed completely unrelated (from what i remember from the post in a math forum)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiles%27_proof_of_Fermat%27s_Last_Theorem

There we go.

From the article:

The proof itself is over 150 pages long and consumed seven years of Wiles' research time.
Posted 11/14/15

bobland wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiles%27_proof_of_Fermat%27s_Last_Theorem

There we go.

From the article:

The proof itself is over 150 pages long and consumed seven years of Wiles' research time.


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the proof used the conjecture made by Taniyama-Shimura involving elliptic curves and modular forms (w/e those mean) (see source)
"The greatest difficulty was in proving that the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture was true. This is the contribution made by Andrew Wiles, and the final stage in establishing Fermat's Last theorem." (see source below)

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.fermat.html
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