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Induction

A method for proving a proposition that is valid for infinitely many different values of a variable. For example, it can be used to prove the formula 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + . . . + n = .

 

See also

QED

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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