If the relation ~ on NxN holds by the rule (a,b)~(c,d) <=> a+d = b+c, then prove that ~ is an equivalence relation.
I know that an equivalence relation is one that is reflexive, symmetric and transitive so then i have to prove all three on the rule above..
So if a,d are elements of N then a+d=d+a
Similiarly if b,c are elements of N then b+c=c+b
Thus (a,b) ~(c,d) are reflexive.
Is this correct?
If a = b and b=a then a~b
If c=d and d=c then c~d
Therefore (a,b) ~ (c,d) is symmetric.
Is this correct?
As for transitivity, i dont know...
any help is welcome!
zee