Date: Nov 27, 2012 2:37 PM
Author: John Jens
Subject: Re: From Fermat little theorem to Fermat Last Theorem

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:28:31 PM UTC+2, quasi wrote:
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> >http://primemath.wordpress.com/
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> Copying part of the text from the link above (enough to
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> expose the error in Jens' reasoning) ...
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> >Fermat?s little theorem states that if p is a prime number,
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> >then for any integer a, the number a^p is an integer multiple
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> > a^p = a(mod p)
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> Yes, but note that a^p = a (mod p) does not imply 0 <= a < p.
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> >Assume that a,b,c naturals and p prime and
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> > 0 < a <= b < c < p
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> >So we can?t find naturals 0 < a <= b < c < p with p prime to
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> >satisfy a^p + b^p = c^p.
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> Sure, but that doesn't even come close to proving Fermat's
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> Last Theorem. All you've proved is the trivial result that if
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> a,b,c are positive integers with p prime such that
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> a^p + b^p = c^p then c >= p.
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> quasi


"Assume that a , b , c naturals and p prime and 0<a?b<c<p"