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## Which of the following Fermat number is composite?

312 Fermat

As of January 2021, 356 prime factors of Fermat numbers are known, and 312 Fermat numbers are known to be composite.

**What does Fermat’s theorem state?**

Fermat’s theorem essentially says that every local extremum (i.e. local maximum or minimum) of the function that occurs at a point within the interval where the function is differentiable (i.e. the function has a derivative at that point) must be a stationary point.

### When was Fermat’s little theorem proved?

This has finally been proven by Wiles in 1995. Here we are concerned with his “little” but perhaps his most used theorem which he stated in a letter to Fre’nicle on 18 October 1640: Fermat’s Little Theorem.

**Are there finitely many Fermat primes?**

There are infinitely many distinct Fermat numbers, each of which is divisible by an odd prime, and since any two Fermat numbers are relatively prime, these odd primes must all be distinct. Thus, there are infinitely many primes.

## How do you calculate Euler Phi function?

The formula basically says that the value of Φ(n) is equal to n multiplied by-product of (1 – 1/p) for all prime factors p of n. For example value of Φ(6) = 6 * (1-1/2) * (1 – 1/3) = 2. We can find all prime factors using the idea used in this post. Below is the implementation of Euler’s product formula.

**Why is the theorem called Fermat’s Last Theorem?**

By far the most famous is the one called Fermat’s Last Theorem: This result is called his last theorem, because it was the last of his claims in the margins to be either proved or disproved. Few (now) believe Fermat had found the proof he claimed. Wiles found the first accepted proof in 1995, some 350 years later.

### How do you calculate mod by hand?

How to calculate the modulo – an example

- Start by choosing the initial number (before performing the modulo operation).
- Choose the divisor.
- Divide one number by the other, rounding down: 250 / 24 = 10 .
- Multiply the divisor by the quotient.
- Subtract this number from your initial number (dividend).

**How does Fermat’s little theorem work?**

Take an Example How Fermat’s little theorem works. Examples: P = an integer Prime number a = an integer which is not multiple of P Let a = 2 and P = 17 According to Fermat’s little theorem 2 17 – 1 ≡ 1 mod (17) we got 65536 \% 17 ≡ 1 that mean (65536-1) is an multiple of 17. Use of Fermat’s little theorem.

## How to find the value of φ(n)?

Knowing only n, the computation of φ(n) has essentially the same difficulty as the factorization of n, since φ(n) = (p − 1) (q − 1), and conversely, the factors p and q are the (integer) solutions of the equation x2 – (n − φ(n) + 1) x + n = 0 .

**What are the generalizations of Euler’s and Fermat’s theorem?**

Generalizations. A corollary of Euler’s theorem is: for every positive integer n, if the integer a is coprime with n then for any integers x and y . This follows from Euler’s theorem, since, if , then for some integer k, and one has If n is prime, this is also a corollary of Fermat’s little theorem.

### Does 2p ≡ 2 (mod p) if and only if p is prime?

Some mathematicians independently made the related hypothesis (sometimes incorrectly called the Chinese Hypothesis) that 2p ≡ 2 (mod p) if and only if p is prime. Indeed, the “if” part is true, and it is a special case of Fermat’s little theorem.