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Homework Help: The Real Line

  1. Jan 13, 2005 #1
    1. An example of a discontinuous function on an interval [a,b] that does not assume every value between f(a) and f(b).

    [edit] My answer to this: Piecewise function f(x)= 1/x, for x greater than and equal to -4 but less than zero (0). And f(x)=1/x for x greater than zero but less than and equal to 4. This makes the function discontinuous, on the interval [-4,4]. Now, I let c=0. There does not exist a value x in (-4,4) such that f(x)=c. Correct?

    2. Find a nested sequence of non-compact sets whose intersection is empty.

    3. An example of an unbounded infinite set that has no accumulation point.

    For this one, I know that 1/n, for n=1,2,3,... has ONLY zero as an accumulation point, so can I maybe do something like {1/n}U{0} so that there is no longer an accumulation point? I'm pretty suck on this one.

    [edit] (I figured out #4 and #5 now o:) )
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2005
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  3. Jan 13, 2005 #2
  4. Jan 13, 2005 #3
    My other thread went unanswered for the most part, and I'd rather not explain this one if it's going to end up the same way. If I made it this far in math, it's obviously not because I don't do my own hw.

    I've spent two days already working with these problems and the other two listed in my previous thread. I know the basic theorems used in deciphering the problems, but haven't built up anything to go along with what I've posted.

    I know it looks as though I'm just going for a quick answer, but even then I'd have to prove the answer received anyway. So there aren't free answers here.
  5. Jan 13, 2005 #4
  6. Jan 13, 2005 #5
    I'm just here for help. If you don't want to help, then please don't reply.
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