# Thread: 2 disjoint clsed subsets of (R^2)

1. ## 2 disjoint clsed subsets of (R^2)

Q:Find two disjoint clsed subsets of (R^2) which are zero distance a part?

my answer is A & B where

A={(1/n) : n belong to z+}X{0}
B={[-1,0]XR}

Is it right

2. ## Re: 2 disjoint clsed subsets of (R^2)

No, it is not correct. Notice that $\displaystyle \{1/n:n\in\mathbb{Z}^+\}=\mathbb{R}^+$. So $\displaystyle A=\{(r,0):r\in\mathbb{R}^+\}$, and this set is not closed since $\displaystyle (0,0)$ is a boundary point not in $\displaystyle A$.

However, consider the sets $\displaystyle C=\{(x,1/x):x\in\mathbb{R}^+\}$ and $\displaystyle D=\{(x,0):x\in\mathbb{R}\}$.

3. ## Re: 2 disjoint clsed subsets of (R^2)

Originally Posted by hatsoff
However, consider the sets $\displaystyle C=\{(x,1/x):x\in\mathbb{R}^+\}$ and $\displaystyle D=\{(x,0):x\in\mathbb{R}\}$.
but $\displaystyle C=\{(x,1/x):x\in\mathbb{R}^+\}$ looks like is not closed since $\displaystyle D=\{(x,0):x\in\mathbb{R}\}$ is boundry point for the set C which not conained in D. Am I right or wrong