I have quite a few questions and so i just made it an image. Also attached.
Only need help with questions 2 and 5
Oh and so far my lecturer has taught well-ordering, strong induction and simple induction. But I could only follow simple induction... the other two I'm quite clueless about >< Though tell me which method is best for each question.
I have no clue to how to start it..
all i've done is
24 = 7 + 7 + 5 + 5
25 = 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5
26 = 7 + 7 + 7 + 5
27 = 7 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5
28 = 7 + 7 + 7 + 7
29 = 7 + 7 + 5 + 5 + 5
no idea what to do next
This was already practically solved some weeks ago......**sigh**...take any natural number (why? Think!) , so can be written as a sum of 5's and 7's...and voila!
Show that n/t - 1/(q+1) is positive and numerator is less than n
where t = nq + r with 0 < r < n
(get common denominator then expand and simplify)
n/t - 1/(q+1)
= n(q + 1)/[t(q+1)] - t/[t(q+1)]
= [n(q+1) - t] / [t(q+1)]
= [nq - t + n] / [t(q+1)]
t = nq + r
nq - t = -r
hence n/t - 1/(q+1)
= [n-r] / [t(q+1)]
from 0 < r < n
n > r therefore n - r > 0 (proved that numerator is positive)
and since r > 0 then n - r < n (proved that numerator is < n)
I'm not sure where to go from here
Please someone help me however you can..
Thank you in advance!!
...so by the inductive hypothesis the number can be written as a sum of no more than fractions with 1 as numerator, and thus...(!!!)