I am studying set theory at uni coming from a background of no formal maths education. I am understanding the basics because it is just like doing running SQL against a database. It is the assumed knowledge that is my undoing.
This is where I am currently getting stuck:
A={n ∈ Z|m=5i-1, for some integer i}
The bit that gets me is "m=5i-1". What do I do with the integer i?
Does it mean I add i to 5 then take 1? Or do I make 5 to the power of i? Or do I multiply 5 by i?
I am lost. Much thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction.