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Mathematical induction

  1. Feb 29, 2012 #1

    Some times the starting point in MA confuses me, for example


    have we start with 2 or it is enough to show it when n=1

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Feb 29, 2012 #2


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    Starting with n = 1 is perfectly fine.
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