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Finnbar says: I used to know a guy who tattooed LOVE across his left knuckles, but didn't tattoo HATE on the other knuckles because he was right-handed and realised he couldn't finish. Ever run out of skills or inspiration halfway through a job?

(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:32)
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I have discovered a truly marvelous proof that it is impossible to separate a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into two fourth powers, or in general, any power higher than the second into two like powers.
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Bindun?
Too obscure?
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 16:06, closed)
i get it
So I clicked
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 16:13, closed)
Not bindun
nor too obscure.

Clever...
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 16:16, closed)
Nice
Clicked.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 16:26, closed)
No idea...
But for some reason the words "Fermat's Theorem" popped into my head.

Not sure why...
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 16:46, closed)
That's right
Fermat's "proof" of the theorem, in a note scrawled in one of his books
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 20:34, closed)
Ok... not quite sure where that came from.
I can only assume through random trawlings of wikipedia at work.
(, Sat 26 Jun 2010, 0:15, closed)
stick the answer
in the margins, please.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 18:28, closed)
You can't possibly do that
but you'll get points for your working.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 21:53, closed)
Not too obscure
www.b3ta.com/board/10046161
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 23:42, closed)
Clicked.

(, Sat 26 Jun 2010, 2:46, closed)
I get it
I have always thought though - isn't it most likely that since no one worked out a solution for centuries, and the final solution was phenomenally complicated, that Fermat was taking the piss?
(, Sat 26 Jun 2010, 23:08, closed)
It's a bit like religion...
'of course I have proof, but I'm not telling you what it is, you just need to have faith that I have proof!'
(, Sun 27 Jun 2010, 11:11, closed)

Oh goody, you can try Squaring the circle and trisecting the angle now.
(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 21:27, closed)

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