Fermat's Last theorm
I'm bored, so here's something random.
Anyone here ever had an obsession with Fermat's " Last Theorem"? No? Well I have!
Specifically, I'm obsessed by the fact that such a simple equation can have such an incredibly complex "proof". Just look at this thing... it's incredible: http://www.math.ias.edu/~anindya/fermat.pdf
I wish I could understand this, but a man's got to know his limitations. I can't even get past the first page without getting lost. Perhaps they just made it up. I mean, it's so complex - how could you ever disprove it?
As a high school math teacher this just makes my head hurt. Lol.
Fiddling with Fermat's last theorem just because you are bored ?
Kid ... never play with just anything that you can get your hands on. It could explode, burning you up.
Fermat's last theorem is the E = MC^2 of Mathematics, and it took centuries before anyone could solve it.
Finally Dr. Andrew Wiles did it.
And this reminds me of Catalan's conjecture. Prove that 8 and 9 are the only 2 consecutive powers in the set of natural integers.
Not sure if it has been solved as of 2016. Go check it out.