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Topologically equivalent metric spaces is an equivalence relation

I'm trying to prove that topological equivalence is an equivalence relation. Reflexivity was easy, and I'm sure transitivity is too, but I'm stuck on symmetry. My book's definition is that a metric ...
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equivalence classes of ∼ are left cosets of H in G - my attempt

Let $H$ be a subgroup of G, and define a relation $∼$ on G by the rules that $x∼y$ mean $x^{-1}y\in H $. Show that $∼$ is an equivalence relation and its equivalence classes are the left cosets ...
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Improper integral calculation and nature

I would like to know how to calculate this integral n check its nature : $$ A= \int_1^\infty \frac{e^{-t}}{1+t^{2}} dt . $$ I think I figured it out , we can do it with Equivalence like this (since ...
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Need help understanding transitive relations

My discrete math professor gave an example stating that the following relation is transitive, reflexive, symmetric, and antisymmetric. A = {a,b,c,d} R = {(a,a), (b,b), (c,c), (d,d)} I do not ...
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equivalence relation for $2a - b = 2c - d$ where $a,b,c,d$ are elements of $\mathbb{R}$

For $(a,b), (c,d)\in \mathbb{R}^2$ define $(a,b)\sim (c,d)$ to mean that $2a−b = 2c−d$. Prove that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Reflexive: let $a$ be an element in ...
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Question about partitions with a single element and equivalence relations

I couldn't find a formal definition of a partition but I found this picture on the Bell numbers wiki. You can see there are no partitions with a single element, it confused me, why a partition with ...
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partitioning a set using a non-equivalence relation

I understand that a set can be partitioned into equivalence classes by an equivalence relation (wikipedia article). However can we partition a set into a forest of trees by a relation that's simply ...
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How many equivalence relations there are on a set with 7 elements with some conditions

Calculate how many equivalence relations there are on $\{1,2,3,4,5,6,7 \}$ that include the set $\{(2,2),(1,3),(3,6),(7,5)\}$ and are foreign to the set $\{(1,7),(4,7),(4,3)\}$. Well I first drew ...
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Equivalence relations and their class

I am trying to figure out how to prove that an equivalence relation of the relation x~y defined on Z <=> x-y is a multiple of 3. My attempt was: 1) Reflexive: x = x => x ~ x 2) Symmetric: x ~ y ...
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Find a subspace homeomorphic to the quotient.

I'm giving the equivalence relation $V\sim W$ when $\exists\lambda>0:\lambda V=W$. I have to prove that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation and find a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^2$ homeomorphic to the ...
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Equivalence relations proof

I need to prove that if $R_1$ and $R_2$ are equivalence relations on the set $A$, then $R_1\cap R_2$ is an equivalence relation. Problem is I dont know how. Please help!
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Discrete Math Proofs, Partial Orders and Equivalence Relations

I am horribly stuck on $3$ proofs for my discrete math class. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Prove that if $R$ is a partial order, then $R^{-1}$ is a partial order Prove that if $R_1$ and ...
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Prove a relation is a equivalence

Let $\sim$ be defined so that $a\sim b$ when $a+b$ is even. Is this an equivalence relation? Equivalence relations confuse me a lot, so any help is appreciated!
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Why does x ~ y <=> [x] = [y]

So I read in wikipedia that "It follows from the properties of an equivalence relation that $x \sim y$ $⟺$ $[x] = [y]"$, but there seems to be no further elaboration on why $x \sim y$ $⟺$ $[x] = [y]$ ...
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aRb if and only if a=b or a-b=2^n for a natural number, n

Is R reflexive? Is R symmetric? Is R transitive? I know a=b is an equivalence relation so it is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. I know a-b=2^n is reflexive but not symmetric or transitive. Not ...
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Openess of sets given by equivalence relations in the quotient topology.

I'm trying to prove this: Let $R$ be an equivalence relation in $X$. Show that $A$ is open in $X/R .\iff \bigcup_{[x]\in A}[x]$ is open in $X$ One of the first things that come to my mind is ...
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Equivalence Relation Proof for modular arithmatic

Given this modular relation: $x^3 \equiv y \pmod{3}$ how would you go about proving the transitivity of the system? I have proven the reflexivity, and symmetry pretty easily but the transitivity is ...
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Existence of neutral element at a certain position in subgroups

Given a group $G$ with neutral element $e$ and a subgroup $H \leq G$ as well as the equivalence relation $g_1 \sim g_2 \Leftrightarrow g_2^{-1} g_1 \in H$ (equivalence classes $[g]$). G be finite. ...
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Are these two summations equivalent?

Is $\sum_{y=2}^{\infty} (\frac{1}{y})(1-p)^{y-1}$ equivalent to $\sum_{y=1}^{\infty} (\frac{1}{y})(1-p)^{y}$ ?
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equivalence properties of $\equiv \pmod n$ proofs

Prove the identity: $$a \equiv b \pmod n \wedge a\equiv c \pmod n\implies b\equiv c \pmod n$$ I need to prove this property of $\equiv \pmod{n}$ along with a few others can someone link me to a ...
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Why is max($\frac{2}{||w||}$)= min($\frac{1}{2}$)($||w||^2$)?

I was watching a video on machine learning. The instructor says that maximizing ($\frac{2}{||w||}$)is difficult (why?) so instead we prefer to minimize $\frac{1}{2}||w||^2$. $w$ is a vector. How are ...
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Equivalence relations and power sets.

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the class of all sets and define the relation $R$ on $\mathcal{A}$ as: $A\space R\space B$ iff there is a bijective function $f:A \to B$. Prove that $R$ is an equivalence relation ...
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Transitive, Reflexive, Symmetric

So i know what each of these properties are..but this question does not provide any information on a 3rd variable so i was wondering how i would do it? ...
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Equivalence Relation definitions of Coset - looks like 1-step Subgroup Test? [Fraleigh p. 97 theorem 10.1]

p. 4 We are especially interested in the case where the set is a group, and the equivalence relation has something to do with a given subgroup. That is, we want to partition a group G into subsets, ...
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Define an equivalence relation on $\Bbb{Z}$ by $x\sim y$ if $x+2y$ is divisible by $3$

How do I approach this problem? I know how to approach on the equivalence relation of triangles(finding $x\sim x$, finding if $x\sim y$ then $y \sim x$, and finding if $x \sim y$ and $y \sim z$, then ...
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Picture - Equivalence Relation & Classes, Partitions, Quotient Set, & other related ideas

To get intuition for them and to remember them, I'd be grateful for a picture that combines and embodies the key definitions regarding Equivalence Relations & Classes, Quotient Sets, and ...
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What exactly are equivalence classes

What exactly are equivalence classes? Suppose I have an equivalence relation $\sim$ on some set $X$ we denote this as $x \sim y$. The equivalence classes are then $[x] = \{y \in X : y \sim x\}$. ...
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Is there a name for this property: If $a\sim b$ and $c\sim b$ then $a\sim c$?

Let $X$ be a set with a binary relation $\sim$, such that for all $a$, $b$, and $c$ in $X$: If $a\sim b$ and $c\sim b$ then $a\sim c$ Is anyone familiar with this property of a binary relation? ...
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Set of equivalence classes equivalent to preimage of image of collapsing map proof

It says in a book I'm reading on topology that if $\mathit{R}$ is an equivalence relation on a space $X$, $p$ is the collapsing map $x \mapsto [x]$ and $A \subseteq X$ then: $$x \in A, y \mathit{R}x ...
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Good topologies on $\mathcal{P}(X)$

Let $X$ be a topological space, and let $\mathcal{P}(X)$ (resp. $\mathcal{P}_0(X)$) be the set of all subsets of $X$ (resp. the set of all non empty subsets of $X$). Finally, let ...
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Equivalence relation and equivalence class question

Show that the relation $\sim$ defined on the set $X = \mathbb{N} \times \mathbb{N} = \{(a, b) : a \in \mathbb{N}; b \in \mathbb{N}\}$ as $(a,b) \sim (c,d)$ if and only if $a + d = c + b$ is an ...
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Give an example of a relation R on $A^2$ which is reflexive, symmetric, and not transitive

I am just looking for some clarification on this exercise: Let $A = \{a,b,c,d\}$. Give an example of a relation $R$ on $A^2$ which is reflexive, symmetric, and not transitive. I understand that if I ...
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How to find the Equivalence class for a given set?

I'm really having trouble understanding these equivalence classes. Could someone please guide me through the following problem step by step, and help explain this. I have a final exam next week, and ...
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Equivalence Class.

Let R be the relation of congruence mod 4 on Z: a R b if a - b = 4k, for some k in Z. What integers are in the equivalence class of 31? How many distinct equivalence classes are there? What are ...
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list all the equivalence relation [duplicate]

list all the equivanlance relations in the set A={1,2,3,4) so there should be 15 right? so what I got so far (1 1) (22) (33) (44) (12) (13) (14) (21) (23) (24) (31) (32) (34) (41) (42) (43) these ...
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Reflexivity of the relation between strings over language $L$ defined by $xc \equiv L$ and $yc \equiv L $

Given any two strings, call them $x$ and $y$, over any language $L$ and given property such that if $xc \equiv L$ and $yc \equiv L $ (where $c$ is some string), then $x \equiv y$. I would ...
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Prove that if the relation (R) is symmetric and antisymmetric on the set X, there exists a Y subset of X such that R is the = relation on Y.

Prove that for any relation R on a set X that is both symmetric and antisymmetric, there is subset Y \subseteq X for which R is the relation = on Y. I will tell you what I know. I know that ...
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Power Set, Bijection Function, Equivalence Relation

Let $S$ be a set and $P(S)$ the power set of $S$. For sets $A,B⊆P(S)$, we say that $A \sim B$ if there exists a bijective function $f: A \rightarrow B$. Show that $\sim $ is an equivalence relation.
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Show that $R \cap R^*$ and $R \cup R^*$ are equivalence relations.

Let $R$ be a reflexive and transitive relation on a set $S$. Let $R^*$ be the dual relation, $(a,b) \in R^*$ if and only if $(b,a) \in R$. Show that $R \cap R^*$ and $R \cup R^*$ are equivalence ...
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How to prove that equality is an equivalence relation?

Probably, it's a elementary question, but I would like some explanation. Everyone knows that equality relation is (i) reflexive, (ii) symmetric and (iii) transitive, that is, satisfies (i) $x=x$; ...
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On $N \times N $ define the relation R, setting $(a,b),(c,d) \in R$ if and only if $a+d=b+c$. Show that $R$ is an equivalence relation.

On $N \times N $ define the relation R, setting $(a,b),(c,d) \in R$ if and only if $a+d=b+c$ a. Show that $R$ is an equivalence relation. My attempt: By definition 6.2.3 $R$ is an equivalence ...
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Show that the equivalence classes of $\sim$ are left cosets of $H$ in $G$.

Let $H \leq G$ and define a relation on $G$ by $x \sim y$ if $y^{-1}x \in H$. Show that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation on $G$ and then show that the equivalence classes of $\sim$ are left cosets ...
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Equivalence relation: prove that $(X \cap Y) $\ $E $ $\subset (X$ \ $E) \cap (Y$ \ $E)$

I need to prove that $(X \cap Y) $\ $E $ $\subset (X$ \ $E) \cap (Y$ \ $E)$, where $E$ is an equivalence relation over $A$ and $X,Y \subset A$. I don't know where to begin. I know that $X$ \ $ E$ ...
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What does a null relation on all real numbers look like?

I'm being asked to test for reflexivity, symmetry, transitivity, and antisymmetry on a null relation for all real numbers, i.e. $X=\mathbb{R}; R = \emptyset $. What would such a resulting set look ...
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Determining equivalence classes on $\Bbb{R}$.

Say we have the following equivalence relation on $\Bbb{R}$: $$a\sim b\iff a-b\in\Bbb{Q}$$ What do the equivalence classes look like? On a preliminary investigation I got the following equivalence ...
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Proving that if $E, F$ are equivalence relations on $A$ and $E \subseteq F$, then there is a surjection from $A\setminus E$ to $A\setminus F$

Proving that if $E, F$ are equivalence relations on $A$ and $E \subseteq F$, then there is a surjective function from $A\setminus E$ onto $A\setminus F$. What does $E \subseteq F$ even mean? Does it ...
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Proof of equivalence relation on set.

I'm new to the whole relations topic and stumbled upon a problem. I know that an equivalence relation is a relation that is symmetric, transitive, reflexive, (and not usually anti-symmetric). But ...
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theorems on equivalence classes

I have a few short proofs that I wish to be checked regarding equivalent classes. Suppose that R is an equivalence relation on set X. If $a, b \in X$, then $a\in [a]$ $[a] = [b] \iff (a, b) \in R$ ...
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Equivalence Relation on R (real numbers)

Let R be the relation on R(real numbers) defined by: For all x, y (that belong) to R(real numbers), x relates y <=> x-y (that belongs) to Z. (a) Is R an equivalence relation? Prove your answer. ...
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Describing Equivalence Classes using set builder notation

How would you describe all the equivalence classes for the relation: $congruence$ $modulo$ $5$ over $Z$, using set builder notation?