### Subject: MATH : Fermat's Last Theorem: did Fermat have proof or did he guess?

Date: **Sun Feb 15 10:42:57 1998**

Posted by **jerry marcantel**

Grade level: **undergrad**

School: **Louisiana State University at Alexandria**

City: **glenmora** State/Province: **La**

Country: **USA**

Area of science: **Physics**

ID: **887560977.Ph**

**Message:**

I am a amateur mathematician. On PBS I saw a show on the guy Andrew Wiles who proved Fermat's Last Theorem. Some of the mathematicians
"hinted" that Fermat did not have any proof. That Fermat just stated
his theorem with on proof. Is this a general consensus in the math
community?

Re: MATH : Fermat's Last Theorem: did Fermat have proof or did he guess?

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