I have a proof question here that I needs validating. I was also wondering if I could receive alternative solutions for the question.
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Prove that the square of an odd integer is always of the form where is an integer
We wish to prove that , where is an odd integer
Let be an odd integer of the form:
As is an integer, it can either be odd or even
Case 1: is odd, i.e. it is of the form:
Case 2: is even, i.e. it is of the form
Proven in both cases, hence the statement is true.
End of solution. Q.E.D
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