# Thread: relfexive ,symmetric & transitive

1. ## relfexive ,symmetric & transitive

Give an example of a relation that is:
a) relfexive and symmetric but not transitive
b) symmetric and transitive but not reflexive
c)reflexive and transitive but not symmetric

2. ## Re: relfexive ,symmetric & transitive

Originally Posted by franios
Give an example of a relation that is:
a) relfexive and symmetric but not transitive
Reflexive: A has showered with A.
Symmetric: A has showered with B implies B has showered with A.
Transitive: A has showered with B and B has showered with C does NOT imply that A has showered with C.

3. ## Re: relfexive ,symmetric & transitive

Originally Posted by franios
Give an example of a relation that is:
b) symmetric and transitive but not reflexive
Reflexive: A is NOT a full sibling to A.
Symmetric: A is a full sibling to B implies B is a full sibling to A.
Transitive: A is a full sibling to B and B is a full sibling to C implies that A is a full sibling to C.

4. ## Re: relfexive ,symmetric & transitive

Originally Posted by franios
Give an example of a relation that is:
c)reflexive and transitive but not symmetric
Reflexive: $A\leq A$.
Symmetric: $A\leq B$ does NOT imply $B\leq A$.
Transitive: $A\leq B$ and $B\leq C$ implies $A\leq C$.