Math 310-01/02

10-20-2017

1. Prove that .

Let . Then and . Therefore, and , so

In particular, and , so , and hence .

Conversely, suppose . Then , so

Now , so combining this with gives . Likewise, , and combining this with gives . All together,

Thus, and , so and . Consequently, .

Since and , it follows that .

2. Let A, B, and C be sets. Prove the following statement using the
definitions of union, intersection, and complement and the rules of
logic. * Justify each step.*

*We'd be wise to question why we hold a grudge as if it were going
to make us happy and ease our pain. It's rather like eating rat
poison and thinking the rat will die.* - *Pema
Ch\"odr\"on*

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