Consider the following theorem: “If n is an even integer, then n + 1 is odd.” Give a Proof by Contradiction of this theorem.

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  20. pre-algebra

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  22. Algerbra

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  26. Pre-Algebra

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  28. discrete math

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  30. maths

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  31. math

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  34. Algebra

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  35. math

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  39. discrete math

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  40. Algebra

    Find two consecutive odd integers such that 5 times the first integer is 12 more than 3 times the second. I've gotten this far but confused as to what the two intergers are. 5x=3(x+2)=12 5x=3x+2+12 5x=3x+14 2x=14 2x/2x=14/2 x=7 Let n be first integer, so

  41. Math

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  42. algebra 2

    consecutive odd integer problem find two odd integers the sum of whose squares is 130. (sq)=squared let x= 1st odd int let x+2=2nd odd int (2x+2)(2x+2)=130 4x(sq) + 4x+ 4x +4=130 4x(sq) + 8x -126= 0 2(2x(sq)+4x-63)=0 My question: WHAT ARE THE TWO DARN

  43. maths

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  44. math check

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  47. math

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  48. Math

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  49. Math

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  50. odd and even functions

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  53. math

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  64. algebra

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  65. Math

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  66. DISCRETE MATHS

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  95. Algebra

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