# Thread: Real Anlysis: Cauchy 1

1. ## Real Anlysis: Cauchy 1

Here is the problem:

2. you now that both $(a_n)$ and $(b_n)$ are Cauchy, so given that $m,n>N\in\mathbb{N}$ and $\epsilon >0$ we have that

$\|a_n-a_m\|<\frac{\epsilon}{2}$ and
$\|b_n-b_m\|<\frac{\epsilon}{2}$ whenever $m,n>N$

now you need to look at

$\|c_n-c_m\|=\| |a_n-b_n|-|a_m-b_m|\|$

and you need to show that (using the triangle inequality)

$\|c_n-c_m\|<\|a_n-a_m\|+\|b_n-b_m\|<\epsilon$

to show that $(c_m)$ is Cauchy

3. thank you!! will give that a try

4. Originally Posted by Phyxius117
Here is the problem:

$|c_{n}-c_{m}| =||a_{n}-b_{n}|-|a_{m}-b_{m}||\leq |(a_{n}-b_{n})-(a_{m}-b_{m})|=$ $|(a_{n}-a_{m})+(b_{m}-b_{n}|\leq |a_{n}-a_{m}|+|b_{n}-b_{m}|$

And since { $a_{n}$} and { $b_{n}$} are Caychy sequences ,given ε>0 there exist natural Nos $k_{1}$ $k_{2}$ such that:

for n,m $\geq k_{1}$ ,then $|a_{n}-a_{m}|<\frac{\epsilon}{2}$ ,and

for n,m $\geq k_{2}$ ,then $|b_{n}-b{m}|<\frac{\epsilon}{2}$.

Now choose k = max( $k_{1}$, $k_{2}$)

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