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**Arron** Please could anyone confirm the following:

This concerns the relation as defined below on the complex numbers

z~w if Re z = Re w

This relation is reflexive, since the Re z = Re w, so z~w.

Let z,w be an element of a complex number, and suppose z~w. Then Re z = Re w. Hence Re w = Re z, so w~z. Thus the relation is symmetric.

Let z,w,v be an element of a complex number, and suppose that z~w and w~v. Then Re z = Re w and Re w = Re v. It follows that Re z = re v, so z~v. Thus the relation is transitive.

Hence this relation is an equivalence relation.

Thanks