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Homework Help: Sequential compactness

  1. Sep 19, 2007 #1
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  3. Sep 19, 2007 #2

    Hurkyl

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    It means the set of j's such that ______ holds is finite.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2007 #3
    Sorry, I asked the wrong question. I wanted to ask how do they make the conclusion that there "is a grand total of only finitely many positive integers"?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2007 #4

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    How many y's are there?
    How many balls are there?
    How many y's per ball?
     
  6. Sep 20, 2007 #5
    Of course! Finite times finite = finite.
     
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