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Re: Min[], Max[]

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  • Subject: [mg48327] Re: [mg48320] Min[], Max[]
  • From: "J. McKenzie Alexander" <jalex at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:16:42 -0400 (EDT)
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> can anyone explain me what´s the sense in the definition of
> Min[{}]= Infinity and Max[{}]= -Infinity

It guarantees that if A is a subset of B then Min[B] <= Min[A] and 
Max[A] <= Max[B]?

Just a thought.

J. McKenzie Alexander
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

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