An Elementary Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem
Mathematics Letters
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 52-52
Received: Jul. 26, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 22, 2017; Published: Oct. 10, 2017
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John Sherrill, Library, South Plains College, Plainview TX, USA
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This paper presents an elementary proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem using mathematics that was available to Fermat. It shows that equation an = bn + cn has no solution in natural numbers if a is prime or a power of a prime then uses that result to present a general proof.
Fermat’s Last Theorem, Pierre de Fermat
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John Sherrill, An Elementary Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, Mathematics Letters. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2017, pp. 52-52. doi: 10.11648/
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Sherrill, J. (1994). A Partial Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, Mathematical Spectrum 27(1), 12.
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