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Prove that every integer n>= 14 is a sum of 3's and/ or 8's.

2. Relevant equations

Induction Hypothesis

3. The attempt at a solution

Base Case: P(0):

Suppose n= 14, and k is an integer representing number of times 3 or 8 is added:

14= 3k;

k=14/3 ( this shows that 14 is not a sum of 3's)

But the question says to show that. I'm confused on how to show that.

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# Homework Help: Prove that every integer n>= 14 is a sum of 3's and/ or 8's.

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