Hey guys, I'm just a bit unsure how to simplify numbers so that this induction can be proved. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks. Hope the latex came out alright.

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- May 30th 2011, 08:57 PMstormerzeBASIC: How to Simpliy Powers for Induction
Hey guys, I'm just a bit unsure how to simplify numbers so that this induction can be proved. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks. Hope the latex came out alright. - May 30th 2011, 09:02 PMProve It
Start by getting a common denominator, then looking for common factors in the numerator.

- May 30th 2011, 09:03 PMstormerze
- May 30th 2011, 09:07 PMProve It
- May 30th 2011, 09:38 PMstormerze
I'm mainly confused with simplifying with powers and thus don't know how to simplify the top after converting it with a base of 16.

- May 30th 2011, 09:42 PMProve It
Why don't you show what you have done, then I will be able to help you further.

- May 30th 2011, 10:12 PMstormerze
Not 100% sure whether this is right or not but I simplified it to:

- May 30th 2011, 10:22 PMstormerze
Nevermind, I managed to expand it and it managed to work out. Thanks for the help. :)

- May 30th 2011, 10:59 PMProve It