# Which of the following statements are true for fixed point?

Which of the following statements are true?
(a) let $f: (0,∞) →(0,∞)$ be such that $|f(x)-f(y)| ≤(1/2)|x-y|$ for all $x$ and $y$.then $f$ has a fixed point.
(b) let $f:[-1,1] →[-1,1]$ be continuous. Then $f$ has a fixed point.
(c) let $f: \mathbb{R}→\mathbb{R}$ be continuous and periodic with period $T<0$ . the there exist a point $x_0 \in \mathbb{R}$ such that $f(x_0)=f(x_0+T/2)$.

(a) I am not sure . I can not apply banach fixed point theorem here.
(b)true.
(c) not sure.

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a) False b) and c) True. – Un Chien Andalou Jan 19 '13 at 19:18
why is a) not true by the Contraction Mapping Theorem? – mathemagician Jan 19 '13 at 19:31
@mathemagician the given set is not complete – poton Jan 19 '13 at 19:33
true. thank you. – mathemagician Jan 19 '13 at 19:38

HINTS: For (a) consider $f(x)=\frac{x}2$. For (c) you presumably want $T>0$; consider the function $$g(x)=f\left(x+\frac{T}2\right)-f(x)$$ and the intermediate value theorem.