> #mathematics , #set-theory , #computational-mathematics > 46. For any two subsets A and B of a universal set U, prove that: a. A∆ B=B∆ A. b. A∆ B=( A∪B) –(A ∩B). c. A∆ ϕ=A. d. A∆ A=ϕ�?
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# 46. For any two subsets A and B of a universal set U, prove that: a. A∆ B=B∆ A. b. A∆ B=( A∪B) –(A ∩B). c. A∆ ϕ=A. d. A∆ A=ϕ�?

46. For any two subsets A and B of a universal set U, prove that:
a. A∆ B=B∆ A.
b. A∆ B=( A∪B) –(A ∩B).
c. A∆ ϕ=A.
d. A∆ A=ϕ�
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a. To prove that A∆B = B∆A, we need to show that the symmetric difference operation is commutative.

Let x be an element in A∆B. This means that x is in A or B, but not both.

If x is in A, then x is not in B. Therefore, x is in B∆A.

If x is in B, then x is not in A. Therefore, x is in A∆B.

Since x is in A∆B if and only if x is in B∆A, we can conclude that A∆B = B∆A.

b. To prove that A∆B = (A∪B) – (A∩B), we need to show that the symmetric difference operation is equivalent to the set difference operation.

Let x be an element in A∆B. This means that x is in A or B, but not both.

If x is in A, then x is in A∪B. However, if x is also in A∩B, then it is in both A and B, which contradicts the definition of symmetric difference. Therefore, x is not in A∩B.

If x is in B, then x is in A∪B. However, if x is also in A∩B, then it is in both A and B, which contradicts the definition of symmetric difference. Therefore, x is not in A∩B.

Therefore, x is in (A∪B) – (A∩B).

Now, let x be an element in (A∪B) – (A∩B). This means that x is in A∪B, but not in A∩B.

If x is in A, then x is not in B. Therefore, x is in A∆B.

If x is in B, then x is not in A. Therefore, x is in A∆B.

Therefore, x is in A∆B.

Since x is in A∆B if and only if x is in (A∪B) – (A∩B), we can conclude that A∆B = (A∪B) – (A∩B).

c. To prove that A∆ϕ = A, we need to show that the symmetric difference operation with an empty set results in the original set.

Let x be an element in A∆ϕ. This means that x is in A or ϕ, but not both.

If x is in A, then x is not in ϕ. Therefore, x is in A.

If x is in ϕ, then x is not in A. Therefore, x is not in A.

Therefore, x is in A.

Since x is in A∆ϕ if and only if x is in A, we can conclude that A∆ϕ = A.

d. To prove that A∆A = ϕ, we need to show that the symmetric difference operation with the same set results in an empty set.

Let x be an element in A∆A. This means that x is in A or A, but not both.

Since x is in A, it cannot be not in A. Therefore, there is no element x that satisfies the condition for A∆A.

Therefore, A∆A is an empty set.

Therefore, A∆A = ϕ.
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