I've been struggling with learning mathematical induction in the past couple of days and I think I may have found out why but I still can't solve the problem due to a possible deficiency in foundational algebraic skills.
I'm not able to post an image as my account is too new but my textbook solution labels,
"replace 5+9+13+...+(4k+1) with k(2k+3).
It is this step that I always get stuck and I can't seem to see how I can replace the value with what they state in the example.
An explanation or some insight would be extremely helpful, thanks.