As everyone knows, Fermat’s Last Theorem goes as follows:
If an integer n is greater than 2, then the equation an + bn = cn has no solutions in non-zero integers a, b, and c.
In 1637 Pierre de Fermat wrote, in his copy of Claude-Gaspar Bachet’s translation of the famous Arithmetica of Diophantus, “I have a truly marvellous proof of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.” For 357 years, the theorem went unproven (thus being more accurately termed a conjecture rather than a theorem) until it was finally proved in 1995 by Andrew Wiles.
However, much more interesting is that Pierre de Fermat appears to have been a dead ringer for Mel Smith. Bizarre. I wonder if Mel is any good at maths?