This is a basic fact: .
From that you can prove many things.
I have a sequence {a[n]} from n=1 to infinity, a is a real number
Show that if |a[n] -a|<1
then
i) |a[n]|</= |a| + 1
ii) |a[n] + a|</= 2|a|+1
iii) |a[n]^2 - a^2| </= |a[n] -a|(2|a|+1)
How are these done? I'm familiar with the triangle inequality and such, but these don't seem familiar. Perhaps I'm missing something basic or elementary? Any comments welcome, cheers