I need to use mathematical induction to prove for all n>=4. The base case is easy, and in the inductive step I get to But am I going in the wrong direction, or am I just missing something?

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- Jul 30th 2007, 10:15 AMtottencmathematical induction again
I need to use mathematical induction to prove for all n>=4. The base case is easy, and in the inductive step I get to But am I going in the wrong direction, or am I just missing something?

- Jul 30th 2007, 10:41 AMtukeywilliams
Assume for . Then . for . Hence for and we have proved the inductive step.

- Jul 30th 2007, 10:49 AMtottenc
Sorry, stupid typo

for all - Jul 30th 2007, 11:16 AMPlato
Assume that for the inductive step.

Then - Jul 30th 2007, 05:14 PMtottenc
The answer to these things is always staring me right in the face, and I just can't see it until someone points it out. Thanks again

- Jul 31st 2007, 04:34 AMtopsquark