# Is projection of a closed set $F\subseteq X\times Y$ always closed?

If we have closed subset $F$ of product $X \times Y$ (product topology) does it mean that $p_1(F)$ (projection on first coordinate) is closed in $X$ and $p_2(F)$ in $Y$ are closed? If not, why not (some counterexample or explanation please =)

This is not always true. A counterexample is $X=Y=\mathbb{R}$, $F=\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2:xy=1\}$.
If $Y$ is compact, then the projection $\pi_1: X \times Y \to X$ is a closed map.
It means that if $C$ is closed in $X \times Y$, then $\pi_1(C)$ is closed in $X$.