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Jim Balter jqb at sandpiper.net
Sun Aug 8 01:05:09 EST 1999

Alan M Dunsmuir wrote:

> What your proof said was:
> "I realised as I was taking a shower this morning that if x^n + y^n =
> z^n is true for some x, y and z, and n = 2, then it can't possibly also
> be true for any n > 2, since the left hand side will always be a little
> less than, or a little more than, the right hand side.   QED"

Well, "P; therefore P" *is* valid.  Of course, whether it is sound
is another matter ....

<J Q B>

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