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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 9 (1986), Issue 2, Pages 323-329

On common fixed points of weakly commuting mappings and set-valued mappings

1Istituto di Matematica, Facolta di Architettura, Universita di Napoli, Via Monteoliveto 3, Napoli 80134, Italy
2Department of Mathematics, The University, Leicester, UK

Received 7 September 1984

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Our main theorem establishes the uniqueness of the common fixed point of two set-valued mappings and of two single-valued mappings defined on a complete metric space, under a contractive condition and a weak commutativity concept. This improves a theorem of the second author.