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Prove Maasei hoshev 
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Jan1207, 04:52 PM

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I am taking a course in the history of modern math. Note, I am an engineering student minoring in math. Therefore, I am not that up to speed on induction proofs. I have been working on a problem in my book (A History of Mathematics by Victor Katz), and really don't know how to procede. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Problem:  Prove Proposition 32 of the Maasei hoshev (by Levi Ben Gerson): 1+(1+2)+(1+2+3)+...+(1+2+...+n) ={1^2+3^2+...+n^2 n odd; {2^2+4^2+...+n^2 n even  Thank you for your assistance 


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Jan1207, 10:18 PM

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Nevermind. I dropped the course. Thanks for the help.



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