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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hi everyone, this is probably an easy question but I'm having trouble on the wording of the proof.

Let f be continuous at x=c and f(c) > 1

Show that there exists an r > 0 such that [tex]\forall x \in B(c,r) \bigcap D : f(x) > 1[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\forall \epsilon > 0, \exists r > 0, \forall x \in B(c,r) \bigcap D \Rightarrow |f(x) - f(c)| < \epsilon [/tex]

f(c) > 1

3. The attempt at a solution

I'd put something here but I don't really have any attempts. I originally thought of using the limit rule that lim f(x) = f(c) but that doesn't work since c could be an isolated point.

If I used a graph it just seems so obvious, but I have to use words to prove it. I tried also to use a contradiction, but using just what I put down in (2) didn't lead to any direct contradiction that I could see.

A nudge in the right direction would be helpful.

matt grime

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If in doubt try an example.

Let's say for the sake of argument that f(c)=2. What choice of epsilon, and r, from 2. above will mean that f(x) > 1 in the ball around c?


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f(c)=1+h^2 for some h real, do you understand how to pick e such that f(x)>1.

matt grime

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Yes, you can do that.

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