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**derek walcott** Let K be a subset of R

A function F: K--> R is said to be strictly monotonic if it is either strictly increasing or strictly decreasing. That is, one of the following 2 holds:

1.) x,y are elements in K with x<y implies that f(x)<f(y)

or

2.) x,y are elements in K with x<y implies that f(x)>f(y)

Let I be an interval in R and let f: I-->R be a continuous function.

Prove that f is one-to-one iff f is strictly monotonic.

I am having trouble starting this problem and any help would be much appreciated.