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Topic: Composites, and neat relation
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JAMES HARRIS

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Re: Composites, and neat relation
Posted: Sep 13, 2004 6:06 PM
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Paul Murray <paul@murray.net> wrote in message news:<fnc1d.1286704$y4.226290@news.easynews.com>...
> In article <3c65f87.0409121727.2ef5c7a8@posting.google.com>, James Harris wrote:
> > jstevh@msn.com (James Harris) wrote in message news:<3c65f87.0409121043.5988edb8@posting.google.com>...
> >> So someone pointed out that there's the trivial relation
> >>
> >> [x] + [x + 1/2] = [2x] where you're in reals,
> >>
> >> and I started thinking about
> >>
> >> [x] + [x + 1/k] = [2x]
> >>
> >> also in reals, with k>1, and it turns out you need x>1 as well, which
> >> I was thinking about didn't put down before.
> >
> > You can have x less than 1 as what's needed is
> >
> > xk + 1 >= k
>
> Still false.

You're right. The requirement is that x>=1.


James Harris




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