Prove that 9 is a factor of: P(n): for all positive integer n Using the induction method, I have proven P(1) to be true P(k): P(k+1): How do I continue? I am new at doing proofs
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Do you have to use induction? Sometimes that's tedious for problems like this. I would try to rewrite 10 as 9+1 and then use the binomial theorem.
Yes, unfortunately it is required to use the induction method.
Originally Posted by mushroom Prove that 9 is a factor of: P(n): for all positive integer n Using the induction method, I have proven P(1) to be true P(k): P(k+1): How do I continue? I am new at doing proofs Now use the P(k) step in the form of And I'm sure you can take it from here. -Dan
Hello, mushroom! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We have proved statement The inductive proof is complete.
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