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Hans
03-16-2016, 08:12 PM
It was a problem that had baffled mathematicians for centuries -- until British professor Andrew Wiles set his mind to it.

"There are no whole number solutions to the equation xn + yn = zn when n is greater than 2."

Otherwise known as "Fermat's Last Theorem," this equation was first posed by French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1637, and had stumped the world's brightest minds for over 300 years.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/16/europe/fermats-last-theorem-solved-math-abel-prize/index.html

Science will always find the method(s) needed to solve problems.

RWGR
03-17-2016, 08:37 AM
Thank God for science! :)

Hans
03-17-2016, 07:16 PM
That would imply God solves problems.

Barry Morris
03-17-2016, 07:41 PM
That would imply God solves problems.

Pretty sure God knew the answer to that little problem.

Hans
03-17-2016, 07:51 PM
I am also pretty sure God did not say anything about that little problem. I am also sure there was a reason for that, right?

Barry Morris
03-17-2016, 10:04 PM
I am also pretty sure God did not say anything about that little problem. I am also sure there was a reason for that, right?

Absolutely!! Because in the universe, that He created, the little problems thought up by men to help describe His work, are pretty small!!

After all, Hans, nothing comes from nothing!!

Hans
03-18-2016, 06:21 AM
How does this equation describe work again?