Fermat's Last Theorem
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 14:10:27 -0600 (CST) From: Steven Bahrij Subject: Fermat's Last Theorem Dear Doctor Math, In the premier issue of Math Horizons, winter 1993, published by the Mathematical Association of America, on page 8, is an article by Gina Kolata about Andrew Wiles, the professor who solved Fermat's last theorem. Is this true? What is the latest with Fermat's last theorem? Frances Shefl Grade 11 St. Mary's high School O'Neill Nebraska
Date: 15 Feb 1995 20:59:39 GMT Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Fermat's Last Theorem Hello there! Yes, it looks like this is one of the most exciting things to happen in a long time. Although the proof is new and complicated and very few people in the math world understand it yet, it looks like the proof is correct. If it is, it will mean that the most famous and most important problem (this is actually arguable; the Riemann Hypothesis is another big important unsolved problem) in mathematics has been solved. Neat stuff.
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