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Math Simplified

How To Really Use Mathematical Induction?

Introduction to a simple yet powerful mathematical technique!

An introduction to mathematical induction: A picture with players represented as match stick figures. The last ranked player gets 1 point, the second last player gets 2 points, and so on until the first player who gets 569 points. The picture then poses the question: “Total Points = ?”
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Mathematical induction is an ingenious mathematical construct that originates from the human will to save time and effort. Imagine that you are an online game designer.

You are designing a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that involves a unique ranking

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