I am trying to prove the first part of exercise 33, ch. 1 in Stein and Shakarchi (Real Analysis). I am running into some difficulties following the hint though. Here is the problem (note, $N$ is a Vitali set constructed in $[0,1]$):
Show that the set $[0,1]-N$ has outer measure $m_*(N^c)=1$. [Hint: argue by contradiction, and pick a measurable set such that $N^c \subset U \subset [0,1]$ and $m_*(U) \le 1-\epsilon$.
I know that both $N$ and its complement are not measurable, so neither are countable. I know that measurable subsets of non-measurable sets have measure 0. I am not sure how to proceed given the proof though. A point to note: the book does not work with the inner measure at all, and even though I have used the inner measure in a previous course, I do not think I am allowed to for this proof.