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# Does this follow logically? watch

1. K>=n
n>=5

but 5>1

so k>=1?
2. Yes, Dr Lecter.

k is greater than* n, n is greater than 5, 5 is greater than 1, so k is greater than 1.

*greater than or equal to
3. If you were being really pedantic it is true because of the transitivity property of the complete ordered field of real numbers.

Essentially, if k>=n and n>=5, then k>=5>1.
4. thank you.
5. (Original post by marcusmerehay)
If you were being really pedantic it is true because of the transitivity property of the complete ordered field of real numbers.

Essentially, if k>=n and n>=5, then k>=5>1.
so k is only >1 not k>=1?
6. (Original post by Dr hannibal lecter)
so k is only >1 not k>=1?
k > 1 implies k >= 1 - a number being greater than 1 is a stronger statement that a number being greater than or equal to 1.
7. (Original post by Glutamic Acid)
k > 1 implies k >= 1 - a number being greater than 1 is a stronger statement that a number being greater than or equal to 1.
thanks again ..now I can finally complete my proof

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