# Real Analysis - Sequences 3

• Feb 16th 2010, 01:53 PM
Phyxius117
Real Analysis - Sequences 3
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7/problem8.jpg

Need counter-example I believe
• Feb 16th 2010, 01:57 PM
Drexel28
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Originally Posted by Phyxius117
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7/problem8.jpg

Need counter-example I believe

a) What about $x_n=(-1)^n,y_n=(-1)^{n+1}+\frac{1}{n}$
• Feb 16th 2010, 03:14 PM
redsoxfan325
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Originally Posted by Phyxius117
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7/problem8.jpg

Need counter-example I believe

d.) Assuming this sequence is in the metric space $(M,d)$, if $\{b_n\}$ converges, then it is bounded. ( $\exists x_0\in M, R\in\mathbb{R}$ such that $d(x_0,b_n))

So $d(a_n,x_0)-R. (Triangle Inequality)

But since $\{a_n\}$ is unbounded, so is $d(a_n,x_0)$, because $x_0$ is a fixed point. Therefore $d(a_n,b_n)$ is unbounded as well.

@ Drexel: $x_n$ needs to converge.
• Feb 16th 2010, 03:18 PM
Drexel28
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Originally Posted by Drexel28
a) What about $x_n=(-1)^n,y_n=(-1)^{n+1}+\frac{1}{n}$

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Originally Posted by redsoxfan325
d.) Assuming this sequence is in the metric space $(M,d)$, if $\{b_n\}$ converges, then it is bounded. ( $\exists x_0\in M, R\in\mathbb{R}$ such that $d(x_0,b_n))

So $d(a_n,x_0)-R. (Triangle Inequality)

But since $\{a_n\}$ is unbounded, so is $d(a_n,x_0)$, because $x_0$ is a fixed point. Therefore $d(a_n,b_n)$ is unbounded as well.

@ Drexel: $x_n$ needs to converge.

a) is redonkulous then. Let $\lim\text{ }\{x_n+y_n\}=L$ and $\lim\text{ }x_n=L'$. Since they both converge we see that $L-L'=\lim\text{ }\{x_n+y_n\}-\lim\text{ }x_n=\lim\text{ }\{x_n+y_n-x_n\}=\lim\text{ }y_n$