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Sweet!!! If this turns out to be valid, we'll finally have a proof of Fermat's last theorem.
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I.. don't get it.. I feelz the dumb
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i got dis. hold my spliff.
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TL/DR Q.E.D.
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With such a massive proof, it is almost certain that a flaw will be found. The original proof of Fermat by Andrew Wiles had a flaw that took a couple of years to fix. Number Theory is rife with propositions that are easy to state but are often very nasty to prove (or disprove).

This one is a monster.
I'm pretty sure there's something similar to a pigeon hole principle argument that there should be number theory conjectures with arbitrarily large ratios of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length.
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yeah? prove it nerd
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I'm pretty sure there's something similar to a pigeon hole principle argument that there should be number theory conjectures with arbitrarily large ratios of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length.
I wonder what the ratio of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length is for that conjecture...
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Wait, so, it's a 500 page proof that a + b = c, and, most people are still on the fence?

There's a reason I gave up on real math when imaginary numbers got introduced.....
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https://www.quantamagazine.org/titan...ture-20180920/

tl;dr - Corollary 3.12 is really hard to read.
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also tl;dr

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