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The details, of course, are not suitable for posting in the forum. What I'd like to find is the general overview of the theorem from which FLT was obtained as a corollary.

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The details, of course, are not suitable for posting in the forum. What I'd like to find is the general overview of the theorem from which FLT was obtained as a corollary.

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At least that was how I went about it, some success, but I suspect it isn't a viable as I would have liked it to be as I ended up needing to sorta take a

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The story of the proof, and its connection to the Tamiyama-Shimura conjecture, is told here .

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Had heard that Mr. Wiles hadOriginally posted by selfAdjoint

The story of the proof, and its connection to the Tamiyama-Shimura conjecture, is told

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And when you say "the resultant is no longer a right angle triangle", what "resultant" are you talking about??

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Because at the value of 2 it produces a right angle triangle, Pythagoran (sp?) theorem, and all values greater then 2 (n > 2) willOriginally posted by HallsofIvy

What possible connection could x^{n}+y^{n}= z^{n}for n> 2 have with a right triangle?

And when you say "the resultant is no longer a right angle triangle", what "resultant" are you talking about??

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No it doesn't, but it is an approach to the problem, none the less.Originally posted by HallsofIvy

I think you MEAN that "if you have a triangle with sides of length a, b, c and such that a^{n}+ b^{n}= c^{n}with n and integer greater than 2, then the triangle is not a right triangle." That's surely true but I don't see what it has to do with Fermat's Last Theorem. For one thing, it says nothing about a, b, c being integers.

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Kinda off topic are we,Originally posted by HallsofIvy

By the way, to recognize a "church" as a separate entity says nothing about recognizing what it says as true of false- only accepting that it DOES say something. I have a friend who is a professor of religion. She was quick to correct someone who referred to her as a professor of "theology"- her point is that to study something you must believe it exists. To study theology (the study of God) you must believe God exists. To study religion, you only need to believe that religions exist.

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