I have been reading Fermat´s Last Theorem by Simon Singh and I noticed throughout he writes that the theorem states that there are no whole number solutions to x^n + y^n = z^n where n is greater than or equal to 3.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What about the trivial solns such as x =0, y=1 and z=1 etc?

Is this what the author means by no solutions, by ´not counting´these solns?

If so, I find it ironic that Singh continually makes the point that mathematics is a very precise subject and yet there is a small subtlety here.

Many thanks

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# Fermat´s Last theorem - book by Simon Singh

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