# Homework Help: Induction question

1. Jan 5, 2009

### transgalactic

i cant understand this step in this induction

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/5677/99884212ia5.gif [Broken]

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2. Jan 5, 2009

### tiny-tim

Because if an + L - e < an+1,

then an + 2(L - e) < an+1 + L - e

but an+1 + L - e < an+2

so an + 2(L - e) < an+1 + L - e < an+2

Now try it for the other half, and write it out properly as an induction proof.

3. Jan 6, 2009

### transgalactic

in the total case of K
we are given some expression
and we presume that its true
so to prove the K+1 case

from where did they use the left side development
it seems that the are using the given expression itself to proove it
?
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6359/10189365rk3.gif [Broken]

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4. Jan 6, 2009

### transgalactic

this is the expanded proove
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1912/13164747xs4.gif [Broken]

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