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Verify by mathematical induction.
(1^3)+(3^3)+(5^3)+...+(2n-1)^3 = n^2[2(n^2)-1]
Most mathematical induction problems are done the same way. Some may require a little ingenuity on the second step than others, but the overall format is still the same.
start by verifying that P(1) is true.
then assume P(n) is true.
show that P(n) implies P(n + 1) is true.
Then the conclusion will follow by Mathematical induction.
care to take a shot at it?
Hello,
Firstly, prove that it's true for n=0, then, prove that : (1^3)+(3^3)+(5^3)+...+(2n-1)^3+(2(n+1)-1)^3=(n+1)^2[2(n+1)^2-1], supposing that (1^3)+(3^3)+(5^3)+...+(2n-1)^3 = n^2[2(n^2)-1] (induction hypothesis)
This is a proof by induction.
So, you have
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First, test your formula for a trivial value of n
[Math] \sum_{i=1}^{1}{(2i-1)^3} = 1 = 1^2(2 \times 1^2-1) [/tex]
Assume it work for all integer value of n up to a a particular value say k.
so we assume that [Math] \sum_{i=1}^{k}{(2i-1)^3} = k^2(2 k^2-1) [/tex] is true.
then attempt to prove that the formula is also true for k+1.
[Math] \sum_{i=1}^{k+1}{(2i-1)^3} = \sum_{i=1}^{k}{(2i-1)^3} + (2(k+1) -1)^3 [/tex]
[Math] \Rightarrow k^2(2 k^2-1) +(2k +1)^3 [/tex]
..... (omitting some algebra) .....
[Math] 2k^4 + 8k^3 + 11k^2 + 6k +1 [/tex]
now when you factor this remember your expecting k+1 to be a factor, (it's not cheating to use your expected result to help factor an expression).
[Math]\Rightarrow (k+1)(2k^3+6k^2+5k+1) [/tex]
[Math]\Rightarrow (k+1)^2(2k^2+4k+1) [/tex]
[Math]\Rightarrow (k+1)^2(2(k+1)^2 -1 ) [/tex]
If true of k , it is also true for k+1, we have shown that it is true for k=1 so it is therefore. also true for k=2 and hence all integers.
Bobak