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The '''Futurama theorem''' is a real-life [[list of mathematics references|mathematical]] theorem invented by ''[[Futurama]]'' [[writers and directors|writer]] [[Ken Keeler]] (who holds a PhD in applied mathematics), purely for use in the [[Season 6]] episode "[[The Prisoner of Benda]]".
 
The '''Futurama theorem''' is a real-life [[list of mathematics references|mathematical]] theorem invented by ''[[Futurama]]'' [[writers and directors|writer]] [[Ken Keeler]] (who holds a PhD in applied mathematics), purely for use in the [[Season 6]] episode "[[The Prisoner of Benda]]".
  
It is the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of {{cat|s=no|entertainment}} in a [[TV]] show, and, according to Keeler, was included to popularize math among young people.
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It is the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a [[TV]] show, and, according to Keeler, was included to popularize math among young people.
  
 
The theorem proves that, regardless of how many mind switches between two bodies have been made, they can still all be restored to their original bodies using only two extra people, provided these two people have not had any mind switches prior (assuming two people cannot switch minds back with each other after their original switch).
 
The theorem proves that, regardless of how many mind switches between two bodies have been made, they can still all be restored to their original bodies using only two extra people, provided these two people have not had any mind switches prior (assuming two people cannot switch minds back with each other after their original switch).

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