# Do exist an injective function from $\mathbb{R}^5 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^4$

Do exist an injective function from $\mathbb{R}^5 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^4$?

I think it is true, but I am unable to find a simple example... Please help me.

I think it should be something like $$q:\mathbb{R}^5 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^4, \ q(x,y,z,k,l) = (f(x,y),\ f(y,z),\ f(z,k),\ f(k,l));$$ where $f:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, an injective function, as I just read here about that: Injective function from $\mathbb{R}^2$ to $\mathbb{R}$?

Am I wrong?

If there exists a such function, please give me an example. Thank you very much!

• Once you know an injective function $f$ from $\mathbb{R}^2$ to $\mathbb{R}$, you can just use $\Phi((x,y,z,k,l))=(f(x,y), z, k, l)$ – Evargalo Jun 19 '17 at 14:13
• There exists a bijection between $\mathbb R^5$ and $\mathbb R^4$, because these sets have the same cardinality (equal continuum). – A.B Jun 19 '17 at 14:17
• Thank you all! You helped me a lot! – MM PP Jun 19 '17 at 14:21
• It should be noted, there is no continuous injection. – Thomas Andrews Jun 19 '17 at 14:25

## 1 Answer

You can use the injection from $\Bbb R^2 \to \Bbb R$ that you read about. If that bijection is $m=f(x,y)$ you can take $(x,y,z,k,l) \to (m,z,k,l)$ The last three components just go along for the ride.

• Thank you! You helped me a lot! – MM PP Jun 19 '17 at 14:21