Hi, so I need to show that every link is two-equivalent to a trivial link with the same number of components. Right now I can show that if I have a simple link with linking number = 1, then it is possible to immediately separate the link into its two components. But how can I generalize this idea t links of n linking numbers? Any ideas? For those interested, this is 3.7 in Invariants of Knots, the Knot Book by Adams.