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Equivalence Classes for 7 divides (x-y)

How do I find the distinct equivalence classes for the relation $(x,y)\in R$ if and only if $7$ divides $(x-y)$?
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Lifting an equivalence relation on elements to a relation on sets

If every element of $A$ is equivalent (by an equivalence relation $R$) to some element of $B$ $\forall x\in A\ldotp \exists y \in B\ldotp x\,R\,y$ and vice versa $\forall y\in B\ldotp ...
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An equivalence relation $\rho$ on $\mathbb R^2$

Define an equivalence relation $\rho$ on $\mathbb R^2$ by $(x_1,y_1)\rho(x_2,y_2)$ iff $x_1^2+y_1^2=x_2^2+y_2^2$ Then find the corresponding quotient space $\mathbb R^2/ \rho.$
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How can we prove these equivalence relations [closed]

We have this relation $A= (\mathbb Z_{\geq0})\times(\mathbb Z_{\geq0})\times\ldots\times(\mathbb Z_{\geq0})$. And we have the relation $R$ on $A$ such that: $(a , b)R(c , d)\iff a+d=c+b$ and ...
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Set difference is finite - transitive relation?

Let $A=P(\mathbb N)$. The relation $E$ is defined: $(X,Y) \in E$ iff $X \setminus Y$ and $Y \setminus X$ are finite. I was given to prove this is an equivalence relation, however I had troubles ...
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Properties of bijections

If a bijection exists between set A={a1, a2, ...} and set B={b1, b2, ...} such that a1 maps to b1 and a2 maps to b2, etc., does this mean if we find a relationship R between a1 and b1 (i.e. f(b1) is ...
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Is there any special name for an algebraic structure (set, equivalence relation)?

I've seen the term "real multiset" but it doesn't seem to be very appropriate so i wonder whether there are any others. My second question is about multisets. In most sources i've seen one of the ...
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Is the property reflexive, symmetric, anti-symmetric, transitive, equivalence relation, partially ordered given the relation below?

I'm working on this and I'm supposed to figure out if the following properties apply to the below relations. Properties are: ...
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Finding the equivalence classes of a trigonometric relation

I have been asked to respond to the following: Define a binary relation R on $\mathbb{R}$ as ${\{(x, y) \in \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R} \mid \sin(x) = \sin(y)\}}$. Prove that R is an ...
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Divisibility: a partial order

Why is divisibility on the set of integers only a partial order and not a total order? I know total order requires the additional requirement of: For any $a,b \in S$, either $a\le b$ or $b\le a$. But ...
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Find the equivalence classes

Prove or disprove: There is an equivalence relation $\sim$ on $\mathbb{Z}$ defined by $x \sim y$ if $x − y$ is even. What are the equivalence classes? I have proven that there is an equivalence ...
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Equivalence Relation using Binary Operations.

Question: Let ∗ be a binary operation on a set A. Assume that ∗ is associative with identity. Let R be the relation on A defined on elements a,b ∈ R as follows: aRb if there exists an invertible ...
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Equivalence relations and equivalence classes

I dont know how to start this proof? Also, our professor did not explain equivalence classes fully so I am not understanding them very well.
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Show that this relation is an equivalence relation.

Given functions $$f_1 : A\to B$$and$$f_2 : A\to B,$$ let us write $f_1 \equiv f_2$ when there exist bijections $\alpha : A\to A$ and $\beta : B \to B$ such that $f_2(\alpha(a)) = \beta(f_1(a))$ for ...
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How do I show this

Given invertible matrices $A,B$ and $P$ such that $A = PB$, then we say that $A$ is left equivalent to $B$. Show that left equivalence is indeed an equivalence relation.
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Prove/disprove questions on equivalence relations and ordered sets

If $R$ is an equivalence relation and a partial order over $A \neq \emptyset$ then every equivalence class contain at least one element. If $(A,\le)$ an ordered set, and $a\in A$ is a single ...
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For all $x,y∈\Bbb{R}$ define that $ x\equiv y$ if$ x^2=y^2$

For all $x,y\in\Bbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^2=y^2$ . Then $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation on $\Bbb{R}$ , there are infinitely many equivalence classes, one of them consists of one ...
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Listing equivalence relations class for $x\sim y \Leftrightarrow x^2=y^2$ [duplicate]

Can someone help me on the right track for my proof for the statement below. I started and got stuck but I need help. Please guide me to answer what this statement requires and how to word it out ...
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For all $x,y\in\mathbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^{2}=y^{2} $; prove $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation. [duplicate]

For all $x,y\in\mathbb{R}$ define that $x\equiv y$ if $x^{2}=y^{2}$ . Then $\equiv$ is an equivalence relation on $\mathbb{R}$ , there are infinitely many equivalence classes, one of them ...
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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 ...