I'm given the statement: if m^2 is of the form 4k+3, then m is of the form 4k+3. I don't even know how to begin proving this. I'm guessing by contraposition. I really have a great deal of difficulty with proofs in general; whether I can't see ahead in written steps, I don't know. I can do calculus and differential equations fine, but proofs are a whole different story.