By Bourbaki N.

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Since was arbitrary, 1   + UF claimed. 2 (The Archimedean Principle for Real Numbers) If : and ; are positive real numbers, then there is some positive integer n such that n: ;. Proof. The proof will be by contradiction. Suppose that there exist positive real numbers : and ; such that n: n ; for every natural number n. Since : 0, :  2:  3:      n:     is an increasing sequence of real numbers that is bounded above by ;. Since U n satis¿es the least upper bound property n: : n + Q has a least upper bound in U, say L.

Since : 0, :  2:  3:      n:     is an increasing sequence of real numbers that is bounded above by ;. Since U n satis¿es the least upper bound property n: : n + Q has a least upper bound in U, say L. Choose > 12 : which is positive because : 0. 1, there exists s + n: : n + Q such that L   s n L. If s N :, then for all natural numbers m N , we also have that L   m: n L. Hence, for m N , 0 n L  m:  . In particular, 0 n L  N 1:  1 : 2 0 n L  N 2:  1 : 2 and 1 Thus, L  12 :  N 1: and N 2:  L  L 2 :.

1. the inverse of R, denoted by R 1 , is y x : x y + R  2. 5 For R x y + Q  ] : x 2 y 2 n 4 and S x y + U  U : y 2x} 1 , R 1 0 1  1 1  1 1  0 2 , S 1 | x 1 , and S i R 1 1  1 3  1 1  2 1 . x y + U  U : y 2 Note that the inverse of a relation from a set A to a set B is always a relation from B to A this is because a relation is an arbitrary subset of a Cartesian product that neither restricts nor requires any extent to which elements of A or B must be used.