"Show that
is always an integer for integral values of x".
That was a fast response, Plato . I noticed, since the semesters have come to a close, there hasn't been much posting.
Anyway, maybe I am off base, but
Now, use Fermat's theorem:
and
Therefore, it's an integer.
Seems rather logical. But, I am not that much of a number theorist. Have been learning it, though.
Hello Plato,
use mathematical induction to prove this property:
Prove that
The 1rst summand is a multiple of 15 according assumption, the 2nd summand is a multiple of 15 because it contains the factor 15 and the last 3 summands add up to 15. Thus is multiple of 15 and therefore the asumption is true for all
EB
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