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    Intersection of 2 topologies is a topology proof

    Show that the intersection of two topologies on the same set X is also a topology on X, but that their union may or may not be a topology.

    I think this is way easier than i think. I have tied my mind in knots.

    You need to check (T1-T3)

    (T1) Obv from def of topology
    (T2) T_i \cap T_j = ( T_{11} \cap T_{12}) \cap (T_{21} \cap T_{22}) where T_{11}, T_{12} \in T_i,  T_{21}, T_{22} \in T_j
    = ( T_{11} \cap T_{21}) \cap (T_{12} \cap T_{22})
    = \in T_i, \in T_j

    I cannot see how to get (T3) to work
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    Re: Intersection of 2 topologies is a topology proof

    Take O_i, i\in I, sets of T_1\cap T_2. Since for all i, O_i\in T_1 then \bigcup_{i\in I}O_i\in T_1 and now show that \bigcup_{i\in I}O_i\in T_2.
    If you take the set X=\{a,b,c\} and T_1=\{\emptyset,\{a\},X\}, T_2=\{\emptyset,\{b\},X\}, what about T_1\cup T_2?
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    Re: Intersection of 2 topologies is a topology proof

    Sorry i am confused as to your reply.

    What are you trying to say in your first line?
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    Re: Intersection of 2 topologies is a topology proof

    I only check that each union of elements of T_1\cap T_2 is in T_1\cap T_2.
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