# What is the hardest math problem ever?

While mathematicians differ, one of the hardest math problems of all time is the proof of Fermat's last theorem. This venerable mathematician wrote a note in the margin of his copy of the ancient Greek tome "Arithmetica" indicating that he had arrived at a proof that the equation x^n + y^n = z^n had no solutions in integer form where n > 2 and x, y and z were not zero.

Fermat's theorem was found shortly after his death in 1665 but was not successfully proven until 1995. Because of all of the mathematical tools that were put to work in finding the proof, many mathematicians wonder whether Fermat had actually developed a proof on his own, without all of the other forms of assistance. This is a mystery that remains beyond solving.

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