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Question 01 (f) 

State the strong principle of mathematical induction. 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
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Hint 

Mathematical induction involves wanting to prove statements over all natural numbers. How do we do this? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Strong mathematical induction is a method to prove a statement S(n) is true for all natural numbers n. It is given by the following. Suppose that for every natural number n, that we have the implication Then for every natural number n, the statement S(n) is true. 