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    proof

    If A is a subset of B, then A X A is a subset of B X B

    hoe do you prove this
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    Quote Originally Posted by leinadwerdna View Post
    If A is a subset of B, then A X A is a subset of B X B

    hoe do you prove this
    A\subseteq B so if x\in A then x\in B


    A X A= \{ (x,y) | x,y\in A \} but since x,y\in A, x and y \in B

    So all (x,y)\in B, so AXA \subseteq BXB
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    how do you prove the reverse of that

    if A X A subset B X B, then A subset of B
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    Quote Originally Posted by leinadwerdna View Post
    how do you prove the reverse of that
    if A X A subset B X B, then A subset of B
    If x\in A then (x,x)\in A\times A. Can you explain that?

    Then can you prove that implies that x\in B?

    How does that prove that A \subseteq B?
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    Proof: Assume x is an element of A. (x,x) is therefore an element of A X A because the definition of A X A is the set of (x,x) such that x is an element of A and x is an element of A. Since , A X A is a subset of B X B (x,x) must also be an element of B X B which means X is an element of B and x is an element of B. x is an element of B so A is a subset of B

    is this right reasoning
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    Quote Originally Posted by leinadwerdna View Post
    Proof: Assume x is an element of A. (x,x) is therefore an element of A X A because the definition of A X A is the set of (x,x) such that x is an element of A and x is an element of A. Since , A X A is a subset of B X B (x,x) must also be an element of B X B which means X is an element of B and x is an element of B. x is an element of B so A is a subset of B. Is this right reasoning
    Yes. Good job.
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    thanks
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