# More numbers

1. Dec 8, 2003

### MathematicalPhysicist

between 0-1 there are infinite number of rational numbers now between 1-2 there are also infinite number of rational numbers, how can we proove that the number of rational numbers between 0-1 equals to those between 1-2?

does the difference of the domains which equals to each other (1) has any significance?

2. Dec 8, 2003

### master_coda

To show that the number of rationals on [0,1] is the same as the number of rationals on [1,2] you just need to find a bijection from [0,1] to [1,2].

Clearly $f(x)=x+1$ is a suitable bijection.

3. Dec 9, 2003

### MathematicalPhysicist

what is x represnts in this context? (the number of rational numbers?).

4. Dec 9, 2003

### Guybrush Threepwood

x represents any number in [0, 1]

5. Dec 9, 2003

### MathematicalPhysicist

let me see if i understand, x is in [0,1] then f(x) is in [1,2] therfore f:x->f(x) therfore the number of rationals in [0,1] equals to [1,2].

6. Dec 9, 2003

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Also, using the function f(x)=2x, one can prove the number of rationals in [0, 1] is the same as the number of rationals in [0, 2]

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