# Math Help - how many topologies can be made

1. ## how many topologies can be made

How many topologies can be made with
a set that has 2 points, and a set that has 3 points, and a set that has 4 points??

My guess for the 2 points are if A = {a,b}
topology of A can be {emptyset, {a,b}} or {emptyset, {a}, {b}}.

but can the set {emptyset, {a}} be a topology of A? thank you

2. Originally Posted by pandakrap
How many topologies can be made with
a set that has 2 points, and a set that has 3 points, and a set that has 4 points??
My guess for the 2 points are if A = {a,b}
topology of A can be {emptyset, {a,b}} or {emptyset, {a}, {b}}.
but can the set {emptyset, {a}} be a topology of A? thank you
Read carefully the requirments for a topology.
Now look at what you wrote.