

A229382


David S. Cohen's nearmiss counterexample to Fermat's Last Theorem for exponent 12.


2




OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

The left side of the Fermat "equation" 3987^12 + 4365^12 = 4472^12 is 0.000000002% larger than the right side. However, the ones digit on both sides is the same, namely, 6.
Homer Simpson gave this "counterexample" to FLT in an episode of The Simpsons written by David S. Cohen.


REFERENCES

S. Singh, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Bloomsbury USA, 2013.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..3.
C. Goff, Animating Popular Mathematics: "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets", AMS Notices, 62 (2015), 4044.
Simon Singh, The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks, The Guardian, 21 September 2013.


FORMULA

a(n)^4 = A229383(n).


CROSSREFS

Cf. A019590, A229383.
Sequence in context: A233648 A186799 A203190 * A159218 A159216 A236492
Adjacent sequences: A229379 A229380 A229381 * A229383 A229384 A229385


KEYWORD

nonn,fini,full


AUTHOR

Joe Sondow and Jonathan Sondow, Sep 23 2013


STATUS

approved



