# Proving F is not an increasing function?

1. (Initial Question) let f be a function from R to R. Without using words of negation, write the meaning of "f is not an increasing function."

2. No Relevant Equations.

3.(Attempt at Solution) Does this mean that I just need to rewrite the statement without using the word "not", or am I somehow supposed to prove that f is not an increasing function? If I am supposed to prove this, how would I go about that?

Thanks!

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1. (Initial Question) let f be a function from R to R. Without using words of negation, write the meaning of "f is not an increasing function."

2. No Relevant Equations.

3.(Attempt at Solution) Does this mean that I just need to rewrite the statement without using the word "not", or am I somehow supposed to prove that f is not an increasing function? If I am supposed to prove this, how would I go about that?

Thanks!

Neither. You just need to fill in the blank spot in this:

If f is a function from R to R such that ____________________________, then f is not an increasing function on R.

You have a definition of increasing function to use to help you fill in the blank.

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