Let be continuous at and let . How would you show that there is a neighborhood of such that if , then

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- February 26th 2010, 09:11 PMCrazyCat87Continuous Functions
Let be continuous at and let . How would you show that there is a neighborhood of such that if , then

- February 26th 2010, 09:26 PMsouthprkfan1
Forgive my lack of syntax here

if f is continuous at c, then for e> 0 there exists a d>0 st

0< l x - c l < d --> l f(x) - f(c) l < e

but l f(x) - f(c) l < e is the same thing as:

f(c) - e < f(x) < f(c) + e

so as long as 0 < e < f(c) we have f(x) > 0 for all 0 < l x - c l < d

and the conclusion follows - February 26th 2010, 09:52 PMDrexel28