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Unformatted text preview: 16 Solutions for Exercises: Elementary Number Theory and Methods of Proof Chapter 4: Elementary Number Theory and Methods of Proof Section 4.1 3. a . Yes, because 4 rs = 2 · (2 rs ) and 2 rs is an integer since r and s are integers and products of integers are integers. b . Yes, because 6 r + 4 s 2 + 3 = 2(3 r + 2 s 2 + 1) + 1 and 3 r + 2 s 2 + 1 is an integer since r and s are integers and products and sums of integers are integers. c . Yes, because r 2 + 2 rs + s 2 = ( r + s ) 2 and r + s is an integer that is greater than or equal to 2 since both r and s are positive integers and thus each is greater than or equal to 1. 6. For example, let a = 1 and b = 0. Then √ a + b = √ 1 = 1 and also √ a + √ b = √ 1 + √ 0 = 1 . Hence for these values of a and b, √ a + b = √ a + √ b. In fact, if a is any nonzero integer and b = 0, then √ a + b = √ a + 0 = √ a = √ a + 0 = √ a + √ 0 = √ a + √ b. 12. Counterexample : Let n = 5 . Then n- 1 2 = 5- 1 2 = 4 2 = 2 , which is not odd. 15. According to the order of operations for real numbers,- a n =- ( a n ). The following table shows that the property is true for some values of a and n and false for other values. a n- a n (- a ) n Does- a n = (- a ) n ? 2- 2 =- 0 = 0 (- 0) 2 = 0 2 = 0 Yes 3 2- 3 2 =- (3 2 ) =- 9 (- 3) 2 = (- 3)(- 3) = 9 No- 2 3- (- 2) 3 =- ((- 2) 3 ) =- (- 8) = 8 (- (- 2)) 3 = 2 3 = 8 Yes- 3 2- (- 3) 2 =- ((- 3) 2 ) =- 9 (- (- 3)) 3 = 3 2 = 9 No 18. 1 2- 1 + 11 = 11, which is prime. 2 2- 2 + 11 = 13, which is prime. 3 2- 3 + 11 = 17, which is prime. 4 2- 4 + 11 = 23, which is prime. 5 2- 5 + 11 = 31, which is prime. 6 2- 6 + 11 = 41, which is prime. 7 2- 7 + 11 = 53, which is prime. 8 2- 8 + 11 = 67, which is prime. 9 2- 9 + 11 = 83, which is prime. 10 2- 10 + 11 = 101, which is prime. Section 4.1 17 21. If a real number is greater than 1, then its square it greater than itself. Start of Proof : Suppose x is any [particular but arbitrarily chosen] real number such that x > 1. Conclusion to be shown: x 2 > x . 27. Proof 1 : Suppose m and n are any [particular but arbitrarily chosen] odd integers. [We must show that m + n is even.] By definition of odd, there exist integers r and s such that m = 2 r + 1 and n = 2 s + 1. Then m + n = (2 r + 1) + (2 s + 1) by substitution = 2 r + 2 s + 2 = 2( r + s + 1) by algebra. Let u = r + s + 1. Then u is an integer because r , s , and 1 are integers and a sum of integers is an integer. Hence m + n = 2 u , where u is an integer, and so by definition of even, m + n is even [as was to be shown]. Proof 2 : Suppose m and n are any [particular but arbitrarily chosen] odd integers. [We must show that m + n is even.] By definition of odd, there exist integers r and s such that m = 2 r + 1 and n = 2 s + 1. Then m + n = (2 r + 1) + (2 s + 1) by substitution = 2 r + 2 s + 2 = 2( r + s + 1) by algebra....
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