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Rudin - a notational question

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1
    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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  3. Nov 8, 2008 #2


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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.
  4. Nov 9, 2008 #3


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