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Proof without Words: On a Property of the Sequence of Odd Integers (Galileo, 1615)

by Roger B. Nelsen (Lewis and Clark College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1995

Subject classification(s): Discrete Mathematics | Combinatorics
Applicable Course(s): 2.7 Finite Math | 4.1 Introduction to Proofs

This result due to Galileo could be used as an exercise in inductive proof.


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