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    relation question

    He guys,

    I have a simple question about transitivity
    I want to disprove that a relation is not transitive
    I have
    a~b and b~c, but a not~ c if I choose a=c
    am I finished now?
    So is it ok to choose c=a to disprove transitivity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanns View Post
    I want to disprove that a relation is not transitive
    Well, maybe. Are you sure you don't need a = b = c?

    In any case, you REALLY must work on the language presentation. Read that quoted sentence a couple of times and tell me this is whay you REALLY mean.
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