## Solution to Understanding Analysis Exercise 2.4

Exercise 2.4.1 (a) We show by induction that $(x_n)$ is decreasing by proving $x_n > x_{n+1}$. Note that $x_1=3$ and $x_2=\dfrac{1}{4-3}=1$. Hence $x_1>x_2$. Suppose now that\[3=x_1> x_2>\cdots >x_n> x_{n+1},\]we show…