Rudin - a notational question

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It's problem #16 for Chapter 6 if anyone answering has the book handy.

[x]/x^s + 1.

What does he mean by [x]?
 

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I don't have it. Somebody stole it. But in case you don't get a more definitive answer [x] probably means the smallest integer less that x.
 
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I don't have it. Somebody stole it. But in case you don't get a more definitive answer [x] probably means the smallest integer less that x.

Dick, you probably mean the greatest integer less than or equal to x.
 
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He states what it means in the problem.

"where [x] denotes the greatest integer ≤ x"
 
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Dick, you probably mean the greatest integer less than or equal to x.

That's more than probable. It's certain. Ooops. Thanks.
 

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