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Pierre de Fermat - Quotes

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It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.

And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything. ---->>>

I am more exempt and more distant than any man in the world. ---->>>

But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into fourth powers, or generally any power beyond the square into like powers; of this I have found a remarkable demonstration. This margin is too narrow to contain it. ---->>>

I have found a very great number of exceedingly beautiful theorems. ---->>>

I will share all of this with you whenever you wish. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: August 20, 1601
Birthplace:
Die: January 12, 1655
Occupation: Lawyer
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Pierre de Fermat (French: [pjɛːʁ də fɛʁma]; (Between 31 October and 6 December 1607 – 12 January 1665) was a French lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France, and a mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus, including his technique of adequality (wikipedia)