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    True/false properties of "For every epsilon>0 ..."

    This is a list of 10 properties in which they are either true or false in the context of the following. Some I've attempted a solution, which I hope someone will be able to confirm my solution as being right or if it is wrong let me know where I went wrong. And there are some that I know are true or false I just don't know how to start proving them so I was hoping someone could lead me in the right direction on how to prove or provide a counterexample.

    Let A be a bounded set of reals and z a real number such that the following holds: For every ε>0 there is an a∈A such that a<z+ε (if it is true, prove it. If not, then show a counterexample.

    1. A \neq
    My answer: TRUE. If A=∅ there are no elements in a so there does not exist any a \inA such that a<z+ε for every ε>0.

    2. z \inA
    my answer: False. Counterexample: (0,1)=A z=1

    3. A has an element a \leqz
    my answer: TRUE. If a=z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0. If a<z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0

    4. A has an element a \geqz
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample [-1,1]=A z=1 ?


    5. inf A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample (0,1)=A z=1

    6. inf A \leqz
    my answer: TRUE (not sure how to prove this one)

    7. infA \geqz
    i'm not sure at all about this one

    8. sup A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    9. sup A \leqz
    My answer: TRUE. Based on trichotomy? I don't know how to prove this one.

    10. sup A \geq z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    I know its quite a bit but i'm just hoping that someone can tell me if my answers are right or wrong, if my proofs are good and if not explain how to prove it or if one is lacking a proof give some kind of direction and also if my counterexamples are good. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alice8675309 View Post
    This is a list of 10 properties in which they are either true or false in the context of the following. Some I've attempted a solution, which I hope someone will be able to confirm my solution as being right or if it is wrong let me know where I went wrong. And there are some that I know are true or false I just don't know how to start proving them so I was hoping someone could lead me in the right direction on how to prove or provide a counterexample.

    Let A be a bounded set of reals and z a real number such that the following holds: For every ε>0 there is an a∈A such that a<z+ε (if it is true, prove it. If not, then show a counterexample.

    1. A \neq
    My answer: TRUE. If A=∅ there are no elements in a so there does not exist any a \inA such that a<z+ε for every ε>0.

    2. z \inA
    my answer: False. Counterexample: (0,1)=A z=1

    3. A has an element a \leqz
    my answer: TRUE. If a=z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0. If a<z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0

    4. A has an element a \geqz
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample [-1,1]=A z=1 ?


    5. inf A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample (0,1)=A z=1

    6. inf A \leqz
    my answer: TRUE (not sure how to prove this one)

    7. infA \geqz
    i'm not sure at all about this one

    8. sup A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    9. sup A \leqz
    My answer: TRUE. Based on trichotomy? I don't know how to prove this one.

    10. sup A \geq z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    I know its quite a bit but i'm just hoping that someone can tell me if my answers are right or wrong, if my proofs are good and if not explain how to prove it or if one is lacking a proof give some kind of direction and also if my counterexamples are good. Thanks!
    Too many questions in 1 thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwsmith View Post
    Too many questions in 1 thread.
    Sorry. I didn't want to break them up and make many different threads with the same initial questions. I wasn't aware that there was a max for the amount of questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alice8675309 View Post
    This is a list of 10 properties in which they are either true or false in the context of the following. Some I've attempted a solution, which I hope someone will be able to confirm my solution as being right or if it is wrong let me know where I went wrong. And there are some that I know are true or false I just don't know how to start proving them so I was hoping someone could lead me in the right direction on how to prove or provide a counterexample.

    Let A be a bounded set of reals and z a real number such that the following holds: For every ε>0 there is an a∈A such that a<z+ε (if it is true, prove it. If not, then show a counterexample.

    1. A \neq
    My answer: TRUE. If A=∅ there are no elements in a so there does not exist any a \inA such that a<z+ε for every ε>0.

    2. z \inA
    my answer: False. Counterexample: (0,1)=A z=1

    3. A has an element a \leqz
    my answer: TRUE. If a=z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0. If a<z then a<z+ε holds for all ε>0

    4. A has an element a \geqz
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample [-1,1]=A z=1 ?


    5. inf A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample (0,1)=A z=1

    6. inf A \leqz
    my answer: TRUE (not sure how to prove this one)

    7. infA \geqz
    i'm not sure at all about this one

    8. sup A=z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    9. sup A \leqz
    My answer: TRUE. Based on trichotomy? I don't know how to prove this one.

    10. sup A \geq z
    my answer: FALSE. Counterexample: [-2,-1] z=0

    I know its quite a bit but i'm just hoping that someone can tell me if my answers are right or wrong, if my proofs are good and if not explain how to prove it or if one is lacking a proof give some kind of direction and also if my counterexamples are good. Thanks!
    Please don't post more than two questions in a thread. Otherwise the thread can get convoluted and difficult to follow. See rule #8: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ng-151418.html.

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