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Homework Help: Assistance on a recursive proof

  1. Oct 28, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Define a sequence of numbers Ai by: A0 = 2, An+1 = An/2 + 1/An (for n greater than or equal to 1). Prove that An less than or equal to √(2) + 1/2n for all n greater than or equal to 0. I think it's a safe bet that induction should be used here. I'm having trouble finding the inductive step though maybe just cause I'm not feeling particularly well today. Help is always appreciated.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 28, 2012 #2


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    hi black_hole! :smile:
    yes …

    just put it into the equation! :rolleyes:
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