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    Simple Proof By Contradiction

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    (a) Assume n is even and 3n+2 is odd. Since any multiple of an even number is even, we know that 3n is even. We also know that the difference between an odd number and an even number is odd. Therefore

    2 = (3n+2) - 3n is odd.

    But since we know ...

    Solution Summary

    We prove by contradiction that 3n+2 is even if and only if n is even.