# Convergent Sequence in Metric Space has Unique Limit

## Theorem

Let $\left({X, d}\right)$ be a metric space.

Let $\left \langle {x_n} \right \rangle$ be a sequence in $\left({X, d}\right)$.

Then $\left \langle {x_n} \right \rangle$ can have at most one limit.

## Proof 1

Suppose $\displaystyle \lim_{n \mathop \to \infty} x_n = l$ and $\displaystyle \lim_{n \mathop \to \infty} x_n = m$.

Let $\epsilon > 0$.

Then, provided $n$ is sufficiently large:

 $\displaystyle \map d {l, m}$ $\le$ $\displaystyle \map d {l, x_n} + \map d {x_n, m}$ Triangle Inequality $\displaystyle$ $<$ $\displaystyle \epsilon + \epsilon$ Definition of Limit of Sequence (Metric Space) $\displaystyle$ $=$ $\displaystyle 2 \epsilon$

So $0 \le \dfrac {\map d {l, m} } 2 < \epsilon$.

This holds for any value of $\epsilon > 0$.

Thus from Real Plus Epsilon it follows that $\dfrac {\map d {l, m} } 2 = 0$, that is, that $l = m$.

$\blacksquare$

## Proof 2

We have that a Metric Space is Hausdorff.

The result then follows from Convergent Sequence in Hausdorff Space has Unique Limit‎.

$\blacksquare$