## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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# Chapter 10 - Section 10.4 - Mathematical Induction - Exercise Set - Page 1085: 35

#### Answer

One have to use ${{S}_{k}}$ to prove ${{S}_{k+1}}$ is also true. If one is able to prove ${{S}_{k+1}}$ then by the principle of mathematical induction the statement ${{S}_{n}}$ is true for all positive integers $n$.

#### Work Step by Step

We know that the mathematical induction comprises of two steps to prove a statement. Let ${{S}_{n}}$ be a statement involving the positive integer n. If 1. ${{S}_{1}}$ is true, and 2. Let us assume that the ${{S}_{k}}$ be true for some integer $k$. Then, one has to use ${{S}_{k}}$ to prove ${{S}_{k+1}}$ is also true. If one is able to prove ${{S}_{k+1}}$ then by the principle of mathematical induction the statement ${{S}_{n}}$ is true for all positive integers $n$.

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