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    Help with Function problem

    Question: X is the set of senators serving in 1998. For x ∈ X, define g(x) to be the number of terms a senator has held. Is g(x) a function?

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    If you say "terms held by a certain date", then for every senator such number of terms is unique. If you just ask how many term a senator x served, the answer may be one, and two, and three...
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    Quote Originally Posted by holyravioli View Post
    Question: X is the set of senators serving in 1998. For x ∈ X, define g(x) to be the number of terms a senator has held. Is g(x) a function?

    Thanks for any help!

    Yes.
    if x \in X \Rightarrow g(x)=1. Because x is a senator, and a senator is a one senator.

    Maybe you have a mistake went write the problem.

    (Sorry for my bad english, i learn english)
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