Theres a quiz tomorrow and i have never felt soo lost.. please explain well every step.. thank you so much :)

Show that the following statemnet is true for all natural numbersn.

1 + 3 + 5 + ...+ (2n- 1 ) =n^2

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- October 26th 2008, 12:23 PMNeedHelp18Mathematical Induction
Theres a quiz tomorrow and i have never felt soo lost.. please explain well every step.. thank you so much :)

**Show that the following statemnet is true for all natural numbers***n*.

1 + 3 + 5 + ...+ (2*n*- 1 ) =*n*^2 - October 26th 2008, 12:30 PMJhevon
- October 26th 2008, 03:45 PMKrizalid
I'll assume that you've ever seen this symbol:

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Start with the base case and prove that it's true. Now, let's assume our proposition for hence, it follows that We need to prove that Here's the proof: