Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 12 Sequences and Series - 12.1 Define and Use Sequences and Series - 12.1 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 799: 62


False. See a counterexample below.

Work Step by Step

This is false, because, for example, $(a_{1}+a_{2})^{2}=a_{1}^{2}+2a_{1}a_{2}+a_{2}^{2}\neq a_{1}^{2}+a_{2}^{2}$, (if neither term is zero) So, for a counterexample, take $n=2, k=2,a_{1}=1,a_{2}=2$ LHS = $1^{2}+2^{2}=1+4=5$ RHS = $(1+2)^{2}=3^{2}=9$ Since $LHS\neq RHS,$ the statement is false.
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