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Modular Fractions

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Power Quady

Find all real solutions of the equation (x^2-7x+11)^(x^2-11x+30) = 1.

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Direct Logic

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

To prove a theorem directly we start with something known to be true and then proceed, making small logical steps which are clearly correct, until we arrive at the desired result. So, because the starting point was true and each small step clearly correct, we know the result to be true.

Breaking down a mathematical argument into small steps requires patience and clear thinking.

In the following interactivities we have written out three proofs, broken them into small steps and then shuffled up the steps. Can you rearrange them into the correct logical order?

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Proof of the formula for the sum of an arithmetic progression

Proof of the formula for the sum of a geometric progression