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\[1*3+2*3^{2}+...+n3^{n} =\frac{ (2n1)3^{n+1}+1 }{ 4 }\]
for every number n where \[n \in \mathbb{N}, \mathbb{N}>0\]
If you try the induction formula with n=2,3 it get's wrong so is it the right conclution to just say that it isn't correct for all positive n ?
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Show that: \[1*3+2*3^{2}+...+n3^{n} =\frac{ (2n1)3^{n+1}+1 }{ 4 }\] for every number n where \[n \in \mathbb{N}, \mathbb{N}>0\] If you try the induction formula with n=2,3 it get's wrong so is it the right conclution to just say that it isn't correct for all positive n ?
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Yahoo!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
p(1) = 3 p(k) = \[\frac{ (2k1)3^{k+1} +1}{ 4 }\]
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Yahoo!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
We shuld Prove p(k+1) = \[\frac{ (2(k+1)1)3^{k+1+1} +1}{ 4 }\]
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What about p(2) it equals \[\frac{ 41 }{ 2 }\] but 2*3^2 = 18,
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the left expression and the right doesn'r give the same value, doesn't that mean that the right expression is wrong for the left serie?
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You just gave a counterexample @frx
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You are right @frx The expressions aren't equal.
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I think it is meant to be \[\frac{(2n1)3^{n+1}+3}{4}\]
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I wonder if that works
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You're right, now wonder it's didn't make any sense, it's +3 not +1
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yep it looks like it does :) I got this to work for n=1,n=2 and n=3 :)
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I would do it both ways for your teacher. Like you can do it the way the teacher put it and this way also. It will be fun. Counterexample for the +1 and a proof for the +3
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well I don't know why but i don't get it right anyways. I get n=2 to be 21
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%28%282n1%293^%28n%2B1%29%2B3%29%2F4%2C+n%3D2
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Right! And then the other side is 1*3^1+2*3^2=3+2(9)+3+18=21
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh! of course, my bad didn't add the first 3 on the left side
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So know I use induction to prove it, by setting n=k and n=k+1 right?
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yep assume for some integer k>=1 that the equation holds. Then you must show that your equation holds for k+1 :)
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\sum_{a=1}^{k} a3^{a} = \frac{ (2k1)3^{(k+1)}+3 }{4 }\] \[\sum_{a=1}^{k+1} a3^{a} = \frac{ (2k+1)3^{(k+2)}+3 }{4 }\]
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok. and you used the other side to get that also?
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm not really familiar with the sum induction i don't really know how to prove it
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We get to assume: \[1 \cdot 3 +2 \cdot 3^2+ \cdots + k \cdot 3^k=\frac{(2k1)3^{k+1}+3}{4}\] Now if we had (looking at the left side of your equation) \[1 \cdot 3 +2 \cdot 3^2+ \cdots + k \cdot 3^k+(k+1) \cdot 3^{k+1}\] By induction we can say this following thing in brackets is equal to? \[[1 \cdot 3 +2 \cdot 3^2+ \cdots + k \cdot 3^k]+(k+1) \cdot 3^{k+1}\]
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Remember what we get to assume about that thing in brackets (I wrote it as the first thing in that post just above ^)
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\frac{(2k1)3^{k+1}+3}{4}+(k+1) \cdot 3^{k+1}\] Now all you have to do is do a little algebra to show this is equal to the right hand side of equation where you have: \[\frac{(2[k+1]1)3^{[k+1]+1}+1}{4}\]
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ohh! Now the coin fell down! I see now that it proves it for all positive integers, awesome
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Really, thank you so much!
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
By the way, is this the way to treat all induction problems?
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I think I will say yes. There is different kinds of induction though I think.
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right, I've used another type of induction in analysis, but it's the way to deal with sum induction atleast
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So my guess is that you are taking discrete math and cal 1 at the same time.
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Actually i'm taking a course just called algebra and one analysis, but i'm in school i Sweden so the US conterpart i guess is called that :)
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok. Well good luck with all your stuff. I hope you do well. :)
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frxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you, and ones more thank you for your help :)
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