I am attempting a question, where I have to show $n(n^2 + 8)$ is a multiple of 3 where $n\geq 1 $.
I have managed to solve the base case, which gives 9, which is a multiple of 3.
From here on,
I have $(n+1)((n+1)^2 + 8)$
$n^3 + 3n^2 + 11n + 9$
$n(n^2 + 8) + 3n^2 + 3n + 9$
How can I show that $3n^2 + 3n + 9$ is a multiple of 3?