Use the density of Q in R to prove the Archimedian property of R.

I know Q is dense in R refers to theres a "p" that exists in Q that is x>p>y where x and y exist in R, but how can i use this to prove the archimedian property of R?

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- Oct 2nd 2010, 11:39 AMcalculuskid1Q is dense in R
Use the density of Q in R to prove the Archimedian property of R.

I know Q is dense in R refers to theres a "p" that exists in Q that is x>p>y where x and y exist in R, but how can i use this to prove the archimedian property of R? - Oct 2nd 2010, 02:23 PMemakarov
Suppose that we need to find a natural number n greater than a given real number x. Choose any y > x, e.g., y = x + 1. Then by density there is a rational number y > p / q > x where p and q are integers and without loss of generality q >= 1. Multiply by q to get p > xq >= x.