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CF: A521966 - Fermat's Last Theorem

Post 1

Gnomon - time to move on

A521966

I've made the following changes and corrections to this entry.

not as much of a theorem as it was a conjecture --> not so much a theorem as a conjecture

I've completely removed this footnote, as it is completely untrue:

"In fact, Pierre de Fermat was the first mathematician to consider whole numbers - integers as such; all previous work had focused on rational numbers."

I've replaced it with:

Number theory is the mathematics of whole numbers.

a,b,c --> a, b, c

a number which can only be divided with 1 or themselves --> a number which can only be divided by 1 or itself

that was to be awarded the first person --> that was to be awarded to the first person

counterexample --> counter-example

"Trying to work this out led to integrals that the mathematicians of the time were unable to work out" -- changed the second "work out" to "evaluate".

wherefore they did as most mathematicians do -- whereupon they did as most mathematicians do

smiley - smiley G


CF: A521966 - Fermat's Last Theorem

Post 2

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

I fixed the broken external link, amended a couple of typos, and added a few h2g2 links smiley - ok


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Post 3

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ok


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