Let  \xi = \{ (a,b] : a<b,a,b \in \mathbb {R} \}

Let A be the finite union of elements from  \xi

Prove that A is an algebra.

Proof so far.

Let  E \in A , then  E = \bigcup _{k=1}^n (a_k,b_k]

I need to show that:
1. E^c \in A
2.  \bigcup ^m _{n=1} E_n \in A

Claim 2 I think should be pretty straight forward,  \bigcup ^m _{n=1} E_n \in A = \bigcup ^m _{n=1} \bigcup _{k=1}^n (a_k,b_k] \in A since the union of unions of those sets should still be in the same form.

Claim 1 I'm in trouble, I have the following:

E^c= \{ \bigcup _{k=1}^n (a_k,b_k] \} ^c = \bigcap _{k=1}^n(a_k,b_k]^c= \bigcap _{k=1}^n((- \infty ,a_k] \cup (b_k , \infty ))

= \bigcap _{k=1}^n( - \infty ,a_k] \cup \bigcap _{k=1} ^n (b_k, \infty )

Now, will this be equal to  \{ \bigcup _{r>0} \bigcap _{k=1}^n (a_k-r,a_k] \} \cup \{ \bigcap _{r>-} \bigcap _{k=1}^n (b_k,b_k+ \frac {r}{n} ] \} ? In which case I can conclude it is indeed in A?

Thank you.