For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat’s Last Theorem—the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions. Now hear from the man who spent seven years of his life cracking the problem, read the intriguing story of an 18th-century woman mathematician who hid her identity in order to work on Fermat’s Last Theorem, and demonstrate that a related equation, the Pythagorean Theorem, is true.

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