Fermat Friends

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