Date: Feb 2, 2013 12:27 AM
Author: Butch Malahide
Subject: Re: closed but not complete

On Feb 1, 9:14 pm, William Elliot <ma...@panix.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2013, Daniel J. Greenhoe wrote:
>
> A long title in ignarance of what he once learned in composition class.
>

> > Let (Y,d) be a subspace of a metric space (X,d).
>
> > If (Y,d) is complete, then Y is closed with respect to d. That is,
> >   complete==>closed.

>
> > Alternatively, if (Y,d) is complete, then Y contains all its limit
> > points.
> > Would anyone happen to know of a counterexample for the converse? That
> > is, does someone know of any example that demonstrates that
> >    closed --> complete
> > is *not* true?

>
> No.  Assume K is a closed subset of the complete space (S,d).


But the original poster did not say that his metric space (X,d) was
complete.