Panel 1:
The mathematician: Hello, Fermat Friends, how are you doing?
bⁿ (between aⁿ and cⁿ): We're searching for intelligent life.
Panel 2:
cⁿ: We're trying to find numbers that satisfy aⁿ + bⁿ = cⁿ. You see, we can find examples for n = 1 or n = 2, so therefore the probability of it working for some n must be nonzero. If that's the case, then somewhere in the infinite possibilities for n there must be another set of numbers that works.
Panel 3:
The mathematician: Uhh, guys, Ihate to break it to you, but Fermat's Last Theorem states that… Nevermind, how about this: I'm going to raid your fridge and drink all your root beer. You can come stop me after you find life or whatever.
Panel 4:
The mathematician: MMM… The glass is half-empty now, and in just a minute it's going to be all-empty.

My personal favorite comic!

# Fermat Friends

## 13 April 2007