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# The World's Most Famous Math Problem: The Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Other Mathematical Mysteries

June 23, 1993. A Princeton mathematician announces that he has unlocked, after thousands of unsuccessful attempts by others, the greatest mathematical riddle in the world. Dr. Wiles demonstrates to a group of stunned mathematicians that he has provided the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (the equation x" + y" = z", where

*n*is an integer greater than 2, has no solution in po ...morePaperback, 80 pages

Published
October 15th 1993
by St. Martin's Griffin

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This is a short book of about 70 actual pages of text, put together under a 3-week deadline by the woman who spent 3 years as the Guinness World Record holder of the highest recorded IQ (before they retired the category as being too hard to measure properly). It's a speculative book that gives a bit of history, and ponders the likelihood that Andrew Wiles proof, itself published just months before this book, is correct. It's a good read for someone not in the maths world, but watching with curio
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Marilyn vos Savant is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ". Since 1986 she has written Ask Marilyn, a Sunday column in

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