using mathematical induction prove that n(n+1)(n+2) is divisible by 6.
Let the given statement be P(n) i.e.,
For n = 1, we have
Let P(k) be true for some positive integer k, i.e.
We shall now prove that P(k + 1) is true.
∴ P(k) is true ⇒ P(k + 1) is true.
Hence, by the principle of mathematical induction, statement P(n) is true for all natural numbers n.