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Number of functions from one set to another

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How many functions are there from {1,...,n} to {0,1}? and prove.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    For any k in {1,...,n} we can map k to either 0 or 1. So for any k there are two possible images. Since there are n kinds of k (from 1 to n) then there are 2^n possible functions


    I'm not sure how to formally prove this, or what kind of proof to use at least.
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2

    Dick

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    I would call that a proof. How formal do you want to be?
     
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