20110119, 07:37  #12 
Aug 2006
2×3×977 Posts 
Correct, mirroring the colloquial sense sm used in posing the question. I actually agonized over that point, but decided that the technical meaning would not cause confusion here.

20110119, 07:50  #13  
Bamboozled!
May 2003
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If nothing else, sm is now aware of the distinction between colloquial and techincal language in this respect and has been given gentle advice to be careful in future. Paul Last fiddled with by xilman on 20110119 at 07:53 Reason: Add final sentence 

20110119, 11:24  #14  
Jun 2003
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Based upon the kinds of things you're not sure about (such as the meaning of ), I suggest a introductory math course covering a typical high school curriculum. 

20110119, 12:11  #15  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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20110119, 12:29  #16  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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x<y implies y>x which I believe fits the second , not so sure about the third I don't see a z. However since I see only 2 properties can I safely conclude no ? I'm slightly confused. 

20110119, 14:13  #17 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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Also from which country the math course I didn't have in high school were precalculus and calculus last I checked.

20110119, 14:28  #18  
Aug 2004
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If we can prove that x  z is an integer then x ~ z which is the third property of an equivalence relation. But x  z = x  y + y  z and since x  y and y  z are integers, their sum must also be an integer. Chris 

20110119, 14:31  #19  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 20110119 at 14:32 

20110119, 15:01  #20  
Bamboozled!
May 2003
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Paul 

20110119, 15:06  #21 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
2^{6}·131 Posts 
I know, But if you look at CRG's example which is what I said no to it has no properties of z but Chris seems to be arguing back, that properties of a supposedly existent z not mentioned in CRG's post that I must be flawed ?

20110119, 15:20  #22  
Aug 2004
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