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Banach's Contraction Mapping TheoremAs I understand the theorem, we Let (X,d) be a metric space and let f : X →X be a mapping. Then, a point x ∈ X is a fixed point of f if x = f (x), and f is called a contraction if there exists a fixed constant h < 1 such that d( f (x), f (y) ) ≤ hd(x,y), for all x,y ∈ X. I'm a little confused on how to approach problems using Banach's Contraction theorem though. For example, if f(x) = 3x − 4, g(x) = (1/2)sin x and q(x) = e^(-x^2) d( f (x), f (y) ) = |(3x-4) - (3y-4)| ≤ hd(x,y) = | 3x - 3y | ≤ hd(x,y) = 3| x - y | ≤ hd(x,y) Would this be the proper approach f(x) = 3x − 4? |

Proper approach for what? Since h < 1, f(x) does not satisfy. |

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Then it would be obvious that d(f(x), f(y))= 3|x- y|= 3 d(x, y). The "h" is at least 3 so this is not a "contraction map". |

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