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1.Fermat's last theorem states that there is no solution for the equation x^n + y^n = z^n, where n is any integer greater than 2. Why was this theorem called the LAST theorem?

Because this theorem appears on the last page of his book.

Because this theorem is the last one that Fermat came up with before he died.

Because this theorem was published in a journal called "Last".

Because this theorem was the last of Fermat's theorems to be proved or disproved.

2.Fermat wrote in "Arithmetica", "It is impossible to separate a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into two fourth powers, or in general, any power higher than the second into two like power. I have a truly marvelous proof of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." However, this sentence was not written in the English language originally. Which language did this sentence first appear in?

Italian

Greek

Latin

Spanish

3.It is interesting to find out that Pierre de Fermat was only an amateur mathematician. What was his main profession?

Teacher

Doctor

Lawyer

Writer

4.For the equation x^n + y^n = z^n, Euler proved that for the case where n = 3, there were no integer solutions. Fermat himself provided the proof for a case where n = ?

5

4

6

7

5.We know that there are infinitely many solutions to the equation x^2 + y^2 = z^2. What are these solutions called?

The Fermat Triples

The Gauss Triples

The Lagrange Triples

The Pythagorean Triples

6.Which female mathematician, who took on a man's pseudonym, namely Monsieur Le Blanc, also attempted to prove Fermat's last theorem?

Sofia Kovalevskaya

Sophie Germain

Eva Tardos

Maria Agnesi

7.By 1993, Fermat's last theorem was proved to be valid for all n from 3 to 4,000,000 by computers. Eventually, Fermat's last theorem was proven in the year 1995 by a mathematician. Who is he/she?

Gerd Faltings

Barry Mazur

Guy Terjanian

Andrew Wiles

8.The proof of Fermat's last theorem was published in May 1995 in which mathematical journal?

"Journal of Number Theory"

"Composito Mathematica"

"Annals of Mathematics"

"Pacific Journal of Mathematics"

9.The equation 1782^12 + 1841^12 = 1922^12 appeared on a television show. Using an electronic calculator, it may seem that this equation is valid. However, doing the calculation by using a computer shows that the answer only matches for the first 9 digits. Which television show was it?

"Friends"

"Numbers"

"The Simpsons"

"Smallville"

10.There is no integer solution for the equation x^n + y^n = z^n for n greater than 2. However, is there any solution for the equation x^n + y^n + w^n = z^n, for n greater than 2?