# Fermat's Last Theorem

Fermat's last theorem is a famous problem in mathematics conjectured by Pierre Fermat around 1637 but not proved until 1995 which states that any number that is a power greater than two cannot be the sum of two like powers.

Fermat's last theorem is a college-level concept that would be first encountered in a number theory course.

### Prerequisites

Diophantine Equation: | A Diophantine equation is an equation for which only integer solutions are allowed. |

Number Theory: | A field of mathematics sometimes called "higher arithmetic" consisting of the study of the properties of integers. Primes and prime factorization are especially important concepts in number theory. |