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    Simple Sequences

    If there is a sequence of numbers 1,4,9,16...... what is the 12th term in the sequence (where 1 is the first term). The textbook says that it is 144 since each term of the sequence is the square of the term value. I find (and have always found) this to be confusing, why can't an alternate...
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    Proving existence of a proof

    Hi, I don't know if this has been discussed (or is trivial or even silly). I was wondering sometimes there is reliance on indirect proofs in mathematics. I was wondering can it be proven in any case where an indirect proof exists that a direct proof does not?