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Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Calculus
Topic: Finding Derivative Using The Definition vs. The Product Rule
Replies: 1
Views: 5777

### Finding Derivative Using The Definition vs. The Product Rule

My Text Book asked me to solve this problem using only the definition of the derivative. I found the correct answer using the definition of the derivative and then I wanted to test the product rule and the power rule to see if it would yield the same answer. To my frustration, I am getting a differe...
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a statement?
Replies: 4
Views: 6882

### Re: Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a stateme

Thank you so much. It appears that I am starting to "get" it, but I also need to be more thorough in these proofs; I'll work on that.
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a statement?
Replies: 4
Views: 6882

### Re: Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a stateme

Nona, thank you so much. Today I looked at that link http://www.purplemath.com/modules/inductn2.htm, which was in fact more explanatory than anything I could find, and wrote out the proof they were doing on my notepad. This helped and I realized something which I think was doing incorrectly that had...
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:57 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3909

Thank you very much.

Link to a very similar thread I started: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2675 which may also be helpful to anyone with similar questions
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a statement?
Replies: 4
Views: 6882

### Can one use mathematical induction to disprove a statement?

I have a textbook and have researched several websites and have found numerous examples of induction to proving statements are always true, but no examples where induction proves a statement false (except where n=1 (or the base case) is false). Can induction even prove a statement is false (when the...
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:22 pm