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It's just not a particularly interesting problem. Apart from the romantic (and ridiculous) idea that Fermat had a secret proof of his conjecture that was lost to history, there's not much compelling about FLT aside from the fact that it's very easy to state. What makes it interesting is that Frey proved that given a nontrivial rational point on the curve $x^...


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As with all these very difficult conjectures which we are sure to be true, but are unproven, the truth of the statement itself holds some profound insight which we can bring to bear on various matters - however the means of the proof also usually reveals some deep insight into numbers. So taking Fermat's last theorem as an example, the proof arrived at by ...



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