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2 Direct Proof In this section we shall assume that you are familiar with the positive integers, or natural numbers (a detailed treatment of the natural numbers appears in Sec. 2). This number system {1, 2, 3, . } is denoted by the symbol N. For now we will take the elementary arithmetic properties of N for granted. We shall formulate various statements about natural numbers and we shall prove them. Our methodology will emulate the discussions in earlier sections. We begin with a deﬁnition. 1 A natural number n is said to be even if, when it is divided by 2, there is an integer quotient and no remainder.

Tk } of T . By the inductive hypothesis, the power set of T has 2k elements. Now P(T ) certainly contains P(T ) (that is, every subset of T is also a subset of T ). But it also contains each of the sets that is obtained by adjoining the element tk+1 to each subset of T . There are 2k instances of each type of set. Thus the total number of subsets of T is 2k + 2k = 2k+1 Notice that we have indeed counted all subsets of T , since any subset either contains tk+1 or it does not. Thus, assuming the validity of our assertion for k, we have proved its validity for k + 1.

We now describe a more efﬁcient, and more satisfying, strategy. Call one of the people Bob. There are ﬁve others. Either Bob knows three of them, or he does not know three of them. Say that Bob knows three of the others. If any two of those three are acquainted, then those two and Bob form a mutually acquainted threesome. If no two of those three know each other, then those three are a mutually unacquainted threesome. Now suppose that Bob does not know three of the others. If any two of those three are unacquainted, then those two and Bob form an unacquainted threesome.

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