1. Prove that ‘<’ is an order for for all real numbers.
Defn.From the introductory lectures, an ordered set is a set S with a relation ‘<’ which satisfies
1. (Trichotomy property) for any two elements a, b is an element of S exactly one of the following hold a < b, a = b, or b < a.
2. (Transitive property) for any three elementsa, b, c is an element ofS, if a < b and b < c, then a < c.
In this case the relation ‘<’ is called an order.
so, (1) Let . Is it true that , or or ? how would you show that? does considering help?
and (2) Let , and assume that and according to the relation of "<" on the reals. then that would mean that and . what about their sum? (the reals are closed under addition, thus we can use the idea of "sum")