**Pierre de Fermat** (17 August 1601 or 1607 – 12 January 1665) was a Human mathematician who left a puzzling theorem behind after he died. Andrew Wiles eventually proved the theorem.

## History[edit | edit source]

In 2155, Tobin Dax made note of how it was better to start a conversation off with a flashy trick than Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's theorem. (*DS9* episode: "Facets", *ENT* novel: *Beneath the Raptor's Wing*)

Jean-Luc Picard mentioned Fermat during the visit to Theta VIII. (*TNG* episode: "The Royale")

In 2267, James T. Kirk cited Fermat’s theorem as an example of an insoluble problem when Janet Wallace stated that no problem was insoluble, even their relationship. (*TOS* novelization: *The Deadly Years*)

*Wiles proved the theorem nearly 30 years after production of The Deadly Years.*

In 2371, Data mentioned a rumor that eight-year-old Adam Halliday wrote a new proof of the theorem at the Metadevelopmental Institute, which was confirmed by his father Robert Halliday. (*TNG* novel: *Do Comets Dream?*)

In 2376, while speaking with Zeus about the Beings, Mark McHenry joked that everything from the common cold to Fermat's theorem seemed to have been caused by Beings. (*NF* novel: *Gods Above*)

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### References[edit | edit source]

*TNG*episode: "The Royale"*DS9*episode: "Facets"*TOS*novelization:*The Deadly Years**ENT*novel:*Beneath the Raptor's Wing**TNG*novel:*Do Comets Dream?**NF*novel:*Gods Above*

### External links[edit | edit source]

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