I think I have to take two points in and show that any mapping from to would result in a different distance between them.Quote:

Let with , but all other distances equal to 1.

d is a metric.

Prove that the metric space X is not isometric to any subset of for any n.

Hint: can you realise as a subset of a sphere of appropriate radius, with the spherical "great circle" metric?

Here's my attempt:

Take a sphere of radius 1 and the points A and D.

Since , A and D are on opposite sides of the sphere.

Suppose there exists an isometry where is is the plane used in stereographic projection (also a subset of ).

Then . Hence which is not equal to .

Hence cannot be an isometry.