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Fermat’s Last Theorem in 100 Words:

French mathematician sets problem and then solves problem. Jots down in the margin of a book that he has a proof, but can’t be bothered to write down the proof itself. Frenchman dies, son discovers marginal note, publishes it, and the rest of the world starts trying to figure out the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. Everyone fails, until a ten year old boy starts working on the problem in 1963. Roughly thirty years later he comes up with a proof, but he’s made a mistake, Damn! He’s embarrassed and humiliated, but undaunted he sets down to work again and …

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