Pierre de Fermat Quote

We have found a beautiful and most general proposition, namely, that every integer is either a square, or the sum of two, three or at most four squares. This theorem depends on some of the most recondite mysteries of number, and is not possible to present its proof on the margin of this page.


In: Tobias Dantzig, Number: The Language of Science (4th edition) (p. 269)

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We have found a beautiful and most general proposition, namely, that every integer is either a square, or the sum of two, three or at most four...

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We have found a beautiful and most general proposition, namely, that every integer is either a square, or the sum of two, three or at most four...

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We have found a beautiful and most general proposition, namely, that every integer is either a square, or the sum of two, three or at most four...

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We have found a beautiful and most general proposition, namely, that every integer is either a square, or the sum of two, three or at most four...