ok, so a factor of n!+3 is 3, and a factor of n!+2 is 2 and so on.
So a factor of n!+n is n. This shows that none of them is prime.
How would i go about doing the second part of the question?
Is (n factorial + 2) a factor of it?
Which would then apply to the others, which would show that none of them were prime.
For them each to be prime, their only factors would have to be themselves and 1.
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Let n be a part of the natural numbers, with n>=2. Consider the numbers [n factorial +2 ], [n factorial + 3], ..., [n factorial + n].
Prove that none of them is prime, and deduce that there are arbitrarily long finite stretches of consecutive non-prime nummbers in the...
Homework Statement
From fermat's little theorem deduce that when p is prime,
n^p is equivalent to n (mod p)
for all integers n.
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The Attempt at a Solution
I know from Fermat's Little Theorem that ,
n^(p-1) is equivalent to 1 (mod p),
but i don't...
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Find the limit of f(x)=[xcosx]/[x^3 + 1] as x tends to infinity.
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The Attempt at a Solution
Can i use l'hopitals rule here? Or if not, what are the conditions for f(x) to meet so that i may use l'hopitals rule?
Without using l'hop i know...
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Show that the following series converges:
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Sum of (from n=1 to infinity) of [3^n + 4^n] / [3^n + 5^n]
The Attempt at a Solution
Some help on this question would be much appreciated as i really don't know how to start it. Thanks
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Evaluate the following intergral:
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Intergral from gamma of (y)dz, where gamma is the union of the line segments joining 0 to i and then i to i+2
The Attempt at a Solution
I have no idea how to do this!
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For the following set, state and justify whether or not it is open or closed.
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A={z| Im z >1}
The Attempt at a Solution
I know the definition of an open set, but im not sure how to use it to solve this question.
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Compute the derivative of the following function.
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f:[1,-1] arrow [-pie/2, pie/2] given by f(x)=sin^-1 (x)
The Attempt at a Solution
I know that f ' (x)=1/[sqrt(1-x^2)]
Im not sure how to include the intervals of pie given, not sure what...
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Discuss the continuity of the function f defined for all x belongs to [0,1] by f(x)=x if x is rational and f(x)=x^2 is x is irrational.
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The Attempt at a Solution
I have no idea how to begin this question.....some help would be great thanks!
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Does f(x) tend to a limit as x tends to 0?
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f(x)=[sinx]/[x^2]
The Attempt at a Solution
Well i sinx would tend to zero and so would x^2, so would the limit just be zero?
i know for the comparison test, you assume that a(n)<= k.b(n)
Then if b(n) is convergent, a(n) is also convergent.
However i still dont see how i can get my series to be <= to a constant times another series.
Homework Statement
Show that the following series converges:
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Sum of n=1 to n=infinity of [(n+1)/(n^2 +1)]^2
The Attempt at a Solution
I thought about using the ratio test, so if the limit as n tends to infinity of a(n+1) / a(n) < 1, then a(n) - the series - would...
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Prove that the following sequence (a(n)) has the property that a(n) tends to infinity as n tends to infinity.
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a(n)=[n+7]/[2+sin(n)]
The Attempt at a Solution
i tried l'hopitals rule, so i got 1/cos(n).....which wouldnt work.
so im not sure...
thankyou very much for that....i understand all of what you have said.
So i found for my equation that f[t(0),y(0)] = 1, since y'=y and y(0)=1
Im still slightly confused as to how to find y(h)?
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Use the fourth order Runge-Kutta formula to advance the differential equation:
dy/dt = y with y(0)=1 forward one step h. That is find y(h).
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The Attempt at a Solution
The Runge-Kutta formula is:
x(i+1)=x(i)+h/6 [k(1)+2k(2)+2k(3)+k(4)]...
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Show that for all x,y in R (real numbers), sup{x,y}=1/2(x+Y+|X-Y|), and inf{x,y}=1/2(X+Y-|x-y|)
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The Attempt at a Solution
i know that the supremum is the lowest upper bound and that the infimum is the largest lower bound. However i really...
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Define the numbers a(0),a(1),a(2),...by a(0)=1, a(1)=3, a(n)=4[a(n-1) - a(n-2)]. for n>=2
Show by induction that for all n>=1, a(n)=2^(n-1) [n+2]
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The Attempt at a Solution
proof by induction is not my stong point, and i really don't know where to...
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Show that (n+1)^4 < 4n^4 whenever n >= 3
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The Attempt at a Solution
I need to prove this by induction, so i assume it is true and then prove that when n=n+1 it is also true.
so it would become (n+2)^4 < 4(n+1)^4
Im not sure how to...
Well the definition of supremum is that it's the least upper bound, it is greater than or equal to each element in the set.
I still don't know how so start off showing that alpha+beta is the sup of A+B...
Homework Statement
Let A, B,be two non empty sets of real numbers with supremums 'alpha' and 'beta' respectively, and let the sets A+B and AB be defined by: A+B={a+b / a belongs to A, b belongs to B}, AB= {ab / a belongs to A, b belongs to B}.
Show that alpha+beta is a supremum of A+B...