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So is chike obo proof of fermat's last theorem

  1. Apr 22, 2012 #1
    in 1994, as most of you know, andrew wiles was the first to solve fermat's last theorem.. 3 years later chike obo claimed he solved it using only what fermat knew... and was a elementary proof

    was his proof correct.../ or was it deemed false
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2012 #2
    A review of this proof published in Mathematical Reviews claims that Obi's proof is a previously-known false proof.[wiki] Fermat’s Last Theorem had already been solved in 1994 by Andrew Wiles and Richard Taylor.

    The review below, of Chike Obi's 10 page solution to Fermat's Last Theorem, was printed in Mathematical Reviews

    This is a naive attempt to prove Fermat's last theorem using techniques known only in Fermat's days. This time the error is on the bottom of page 292. The author states
    that some numbers, having nothing to do with the equation, satisfy $a\sb 0\sp 2+b\sb 0\sp 2=c\sb 0\sp 2$. The conclusion is that a certain case of Fermat's last theorem is
    solved. Using this technique one could prove any conjecture made in mathematics.

    Reviewed by F. Beukers
     
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  5. Apr 22, 2012 #4
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