Part (i): Show that 1/((n+1)^2) < (1/n) - (1/(n+1)) for ALL positive integers n.
part (ii): Show that 1/(3^2) + 1/(4^2) + 1/(5^2) + .... + 1/(n^2) < 0.45 - 1/n for ALL n>= 3.
Re: Show that a case is true for certain conditions
Originally Posted by azollner95
Part (i): Show that 1/((n+1)^2) < (1/n) - (1/(n+1)) for ALL positive integers n.
part (ii): Show that 1/(3^2) + 1/(4^2) + 1/(5^2) + .... + 1/(n^2) < 0.45 - 1/n for ALL n>= 3.
Re: Show that a case is true for certain conditions
I believe our professor wanted us to use induction (if that is even possible for these kind of problems). Can you explain in words Plato how you got that answer?
Re: Show that a case is true for certain conditions
Originally Posted by azollner95
I believe our professor wanted us to use induction (if that is even possible for these kind of problems). Can you explain in words Plato how you got that answer?
Any hints on how to start part (ii)?
Yes. Induction is one plausible route for finding such proofs. But you certainly do not need induction to prove part i.
As for part ii, why not start by seeing whether you can prove it for n = 3.