Indian cracks Fermats Last Theorem

New Delhi: | Updated: Jan 31 2008, 06:07am hrs
A Nagpur-based retired professor claims to have given two solutions to Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT), a problem of around 400 years, that has puzzled mathematicians the world over. VK Gurtu, the former head of the mathematics department at the Laxminarayan Institute of Technology offered two solutionsone based on the techniques prevalent during the 17th century French judge and mathematician Pierre de Fermats time and another using modern methods.Gurtu has presented the findings in his book FLT and Some Other Outstanding Number Theory Problems with their Arithmetical Solutions.