Hello everyone, Got stuck on this one and wanted to see if anyone could help me here. Thank you. For all integers n, if n is a perfect square, then n+2 is NOT a perfect square. I keep running in circles, can anyone help me prove this one? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by jthrock For all integers n, if n is a perfect square, then n+2 is NOT a perfect square. If . These are positive integers. That means . There is contradiction hiding there. Where is it?
I know, this is where we got stuck in class. The prof was unsure about it either so we decided this would be a "quiz" in the future.
Both are positive integers. Both factors of 2. What are the factors of 2?
I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused, the factors of 2 are 2 *1. But I do not understand where you are going with this. By the way, thank you for your help with this.
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