# class of equivalence

• Dec 19th 2008, 04:14 AM
qwerty321
class of equivalence
hello! i need help

Suppose that R is a relation on the set of positive integers such that:
aRb if and only if l(a) = l(b)

where l(x) is the number of decimal digits of x. (for example l(122) is 3)

we already proved that R is an equivalence relation..the question is:

Considers the set of numbers formed from the 4 digits 1, 2, 3 and 4.
What is the equivalence class of 12?

thank you
• Dec 20th 2008, 12:29 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by qwerty321
hello! i need help

Suppose that R is a relation on the set of positive integers such that:
aRb if and only if l(a) = l(b)

where l(x) is the number of decimal digits of x. (for example l(122) is 3)

we already proved that R is an equivalence relation..the question is:

Considers the set of numbers formed from the 4 digits 1, 2, 3 and 4.
What is the equivalence class of 12?

thank you

It is the set of all 2 digit numbers with digits selected from {1,2,3,4}

CB
• Jan 4th 2009, 04:55 AM
HallsofIvy
There are a total of \$\displaystyle 2^4= 16\$ two digit numbers in that set.

Here are four of them: 11, 12, 13, 14.
Can you find the other twelve?