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Old 2007-08-01, 18:43   #4
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Originally Posted by davar55 View Post
Having thus reduced the problem to a much simpler one, and allowing for infinite regress, the original problem is solved.
I don't think so. For an inductive proof, such as you suggest, you need two elements. You need the inductive step, such as you have indicated, but you also need a boundary (terminal) condition. You have failed to provide this portion of your "proof".

Last fiddled with by Wacky on 2007-08-01 at 18:45 Reason: ewmayer "beat me to it". We are basically saying the same thing.
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