Proving Divisibility: Mathematical Induction & Examples


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1. What is mathematical induction?

2. If we were proving that 6n + 4 is divisible by 5 for all natural numbers, n, using mathematical induction, what would be the first step?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet quickly test your knowledge of mathematical divisibility. You must explain the steps needed to prove this fact for different numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll make sure you fully understand:

  • The steps to proving divisibility
  • Mathematical induction
  • How a number is divisible by another number

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve divisibility practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as mathematical induction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps needed to find the divisibility of a set of numbers

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this mathematical concept, review the lesson titled Proving Divisibility: Mathematical Induction & Examples. This lesson explores:

  • Proper mathematical notations for solving divisibility
  • Proof of divisibility
  • How to speak about a number being divisible by another number