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azay

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x > y-1 For all y[tex] \in[/tex] ]0,1[ (an open interval)

and given the fact that one can choose y After one chooses x, can one then state that x > 0 holds?

My idea was to say that at least x >= 0 holds because:

1) Someone picks a negative x that is arbitrarily close to 0, say -0.000...001.

2) I can now choose a y from the interval ]0,1[, say 0.999999... so that y-1 > x

3) Therefore nobody can pick a negative x so that the inequality holds

However, I am even more unsure about the strict inequality x > 0. It seems unlikely to me that it holds.

How do you properly reason about these kind of things?