Pierre de Fermat, a famous mathematician of the 17th century thought that the function N = 2^(2^k) + 1 always produced prime numbers. But a hundred years later his assumption was thrashed by a budding Swiss mathematician named Leonhard Euler. Euler in his later years assumed that there are no positive integers to satisfy an equation of the form a^4 + b^4 + c^4 = d^4. But his conjecture was disproved almost two and a half centuries later. What is the take away from this story? We examine three major rules of mathematics in this episode of Junior Tesla.
Do you have a mathematical question to ask? Do you need assistance to get some concepts right? Do you want to learn more? Approach us with your queries and we would be happy to help!