# Frege's Construction of Number [closed]

I'm trying to solve a proof problem related to Frege's construction of number. The problem is:

Show that, for any numbers x and y, if S*xy, z is the successor of x and w is the successor of y, then S*zw. [Hint. Given an S-hereditary concept F that holds of z, define an S-hereditary concept that holds of x. Be careful to be explicit on how youâ€™re using the fact that S is one-one.]

If anyone could solve this or give me some direction I'd appreciate it.

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Is this a homework question? If so, I'd not want to solve it for you. But I will give an answer that should help you. – Dennis Feb 20 at 20:10
Oh, and some clarificatory questions. Is S* here the successor relation? Or is it the ancestral of the successor relation (or some other relation)? I suspect the latter. – Dennis Feb 21 at 0:15
Well, I'm putting in a vote to close pending some clarification from the OP. In its current form this question is unanswerable. – Dennis Feb 22 at 0:20
Is there any chance you might be able to clarify the context of the question a bit further? – Joseph Weissman Feb 22 at 0:27

## closed as not a real question by Dennis, Joseph Weissman♦Feb 22 at 0:27

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