Category:Definitions/Cuts

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Let $\alpha \subset \Q$ be a subset of the set of rational numbers $\Q$ which has the following properties:

$(1): \quad \alpha \ne \O$ and $\alpha \ne \Q$, that is: $\alpha$ contains at least one rational number but not all rational numbers
$(2): \quad$ If $p \in \Q$ and $q \in \Q$ such that $q < p$, then $q \in \Q$
$(3): \quad \alpha$ does not contain a greatest element.


Then $\alpha$ is called a cut.