If P(n) is the statement ‘22n – 1 is multiple of 3’ then show that P(5) is true.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

We have P(n) = 22n – 1 is  multiple of 3.  
P(5) is the statement 22 x 5 – 1 is multiple of 3
P(5) = 1023, which is a multiple of 3.
So, P(5) is true.  

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM