# Show that f is continious at 0 (easy but confused)

1. Jun 24, 2013

### Andrax

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

let f be a function t: lf(x)l≤lxl
show that f is continious at 0

3. The attempt at a solution
it's easy to see that f(0)=0
now $\forall$E>0 $\exists$α>0 $\forall$x$\in$D: lxl<α => lf(x)-f(0)l<E now in the solution manual they just put it like this : since lxl<α implies lf(x)-(f(0)=0)l<E then f i s continious at a , what i'm not getting is that they didn't give alpha a value they just want from x<alpha to the result ? i've been studying limits since 2012 so this is a weird issue to me , please help

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2. Jun 24, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

Just take α=E.

3. Jun 25, 2013

### Andrax

thanks i forgot a bit about the first definition that's why i had trouble ,i've got it now