Prove Maasei hoshev

  1. I am taking a course in the history of modern math. Note, I am an engineering student minoring in math. Therefore, I am not that up to speed on induction proofs. I have been working on a problem in my book (A History of Mathematics by Victor Katz), and really don't know how to procede. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Prove Proposition 32 of the Maasei hoshev (by Levi Ben Gerson):


    ={1^2+3^2+...+n^2 n odd;
    {2^2+4^2+...+n^2 n even
    Thank you for your assistance
  2. jcsd
  3. Nevermind. I dropped the course. Thanks for the help.
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