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Sep1-07, 09:37 AM
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Quote Quote by matticus View Post
when x = 0 the equation is 1.
But as far as the purpose of this thread, to explain wiles proof, i don't think many of us on here would get much out of it. when wiles made the error in his proof initially he said "Even explaining it to a mathematician would require the mathematician to spend two or three months studying that part of the manuscript in great detail."
Sure, you are correct that this kind of proof is not easy to understand and I totally agree with Wiles comment, but that exactly is the purpose of this thread - to prove that theorem...even if it takes years, no problem...I believe that when many heads come together for a common purpose they can achieve things bigger than miracles...