# Show that the least upper bound of a set of negative numbers cannot be positive. Question
Negative numbers and coordinate plane Show that the least upper bound of a set of negative numbers cannot be positive. 2020-11-08
Let s be the set of negative number i.e.,
$$\displaystyle{S}={\left\lbrace{x}\in{R}:{x}\le{0}\right\rbrace}$$ {x be any negative number}
The least upper bound of s cannot be positive.
We know that an upper bound of a set is an element 'say' u belongs to that set.
$$\displaystyle{u}\ge{x}$$ for all x set
In set S:
$$\displaystyle{0}\ge{x}$$
$$\displaystyle\forall{x}\in{S}$$
0 is an upper bound of 's'
S is not a set of all real numbers it is a set which contain negative numbers only.

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