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One-Page Proof of Fermat: Critique (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Critique the following short proof of Fermat's Last Theorem sent in by reader Rob Connelly. (In perhaps the biggest mathematics news of the century, Andrew Wiles recently came up with a very long and complicated proof of this 350-year old problem.) Answer: Luke Gustafson and John Snygg give the best account of the mistake...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Number Theory

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