Assuming T(1) = 1, T(1) c1 lg 1 = 0, we cannot choose c large enough.

However, we are not constrained to show for

Extend boundary conditions:

T(1) = 1 ; Recurrence no longer bottoms out ; at T(1), but at T(2) and T(3) T(2) = 2T(1) + 2 = 4 T(3) = 2T(1) + 3 = 5 T(2) <= c 2 lg 2 = 2c, c >= 2 T(3) <= c 3 lg 3 = 4.75c, c >= 2