Hi, I have to write several inductive proofs for a class.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Typically, 'n' is used to denote the iterative variable in the problem statement. Then I show the case for n = 1 (or however appropriate for the proof) then proceed to show that if valid for n = k, then valid for n = k+1

However, there are more variables now in the given problem statement (using variables n, k, m, etc) which leaves me uncertain as to how to properly label the inductive step variable. I feel re-using n, k, or m would create additional confusion, as it would if I used alternative variable labels that are not traditionally used to refer only to integers (a, b, c, x, y, z, etc)

How should I alleviate this? Am I clear enough? It's kind of hard to describe...

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# Induction proof notation

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