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Metric Space Proofs

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Problem 1: Given the metric space (X, p), prove that

a) |p(x, z) - p(y, u)| < p(x, y) + p(z, u) (x, y, z, u is an element of X);

b) |p(x, y) - p(y, z)| < p(x, y) (x, y, z is an element of X).

These problems are from Metric Space. Please give formal proofs for both (a) and (b) based on the reference provided. Thank you.

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4. Contraction mappings (Sections 8.1-8.3)

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b. Compactness (Sections 10.1-10.3)

c. Compactness in Metric spaces (Sections 11.1-11.4)

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6. Linear spaces

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