# Sequence question.

1. Nov 15, 2006

### MathematicalPhysicist

i have that lim x_n=lim y_n=a
and we have the sequence (x1,y1,x2,y2,....)
i need to show that this sequence (let's call it a_n) converges to a.

well in order to prove it i know that if a_n has a unique partial limit then it converges to it to it, but how do i show here that it has a unique partial limit?
i mean if we take the subsequences in the even places or the odd places then obviously those subsequences converges to the same a, but i need to show this is true for every subsequence, how to do it?

2. Nov 15, 2006

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
I think you are making too much of this. Since xn converges to a, given $\epsilon> 0$ there exist N1 such that if n> N1 then $|x_n-a|< \epsilon$. Since yn converges to a, given $\epsilon> 0$ there exist N2 such that if n> N1 then $|y_n-a|< \epsilon$.

What happens if you take N= max(N1, N2)?

3. Nov 15, 2006