# Compactness of closed unit ball

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## Homework Statement

Let l∞ be the space of bounded sequences of real numbers, endowed with the norm
∥x∥∞ = supn∈N |xn | , where x = (xn )n∈N .
Prove that the closed unit ball of l∞ , B(0, 1) = {x ∈ l∞ ; ∥x∥∞ ≤ 1} , is not compact.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm thinking about using the notion of sequential compactness, since every sequence Xn has an upper limit here, but I'm not sure if that would help much. Could anyone please give me a hint? Any input is appreciated!