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Homework Help: Need help with this proof about set relations

  1. Oct 20, 2011 #1
    1. I am triying to write a proof that states. Let R be a binary relation on a set A and let R^t be the transitive closure of R. Prove that for all x and y in A, xR^t y if and only if, there is a sequence of elements of A, say X1, X2,..., Xn, such that X= X1, X1RX2,... Xn-1RXn, and Xn = y.

    Im not very good with proofs and this one just has me stumped. Any help is appreciated

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