# Prove every subset will contain two numbers whose difference is equal to $5$

Let $S = \{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9\}$. Prove that every subset of $S$ with $6$ or more elements must contain two numbers whose difference is equal to $5$.

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@Q123 I suggest you look up the pigeonhole principle. – Alex Becker Jan 11 '12 at 3:47
welcome to MathSE. I see that you are relatively new here. So I wanted to let you know a few things about MathSE. We like to know what you've tried on a problem. These sort of pleasantries usually result in more and better answers. Finally, I should add that posting questions in the imperative (i.e. Compute all such, Prove that...) is considered rude by some of the members, so it would be nice of you to change that wording. Thank you – Arturo Magidin Jan 11 '12 at 3:48
@AlexBecker Thank you. – Q123 Jan 11 '12 at 16:00