(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Can you prove all statements of the form,

[tex] \forall n \geq 0, P(n) [/tex]

by mathematical induction?

3. The attempt at a solution

I read that an iterative argument is effective way to prove statements at here:

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/175564/physicsforums-problem.png [Broken]

The method is rather unknown to me.

I have mostly proved my statements either by mathematical induction, direct proof or by the proof by contradiction.

In other words,what are the main advantages of an iterative argument?

I have had an idea that mathematical induction is the same as as iterative

argument.

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# Homework Help: Iterative argument vs Mathematical Induction

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