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In summary, a subset of a metric space is a set of elements that are contained within a larger set, known as the metric space. It is considered closed if it contains all of its limit points, which are points that can be approximated by elements within the subset. A cluster point is a point in the subset with an infinite number of elements within a certain distance from it. To prove that a subset of a metric space is closed, it must be shown that it contains all of its limit points. This is important in mathematical proofs and applications as it ensures that the subset has the same properties as the larger metric space.

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A metric space is a mathematical concept that consists of a set of objects and a function that measures the distance between any two objects in the set. This function is called a metric and must satisfy certain properties, such as being non-negative, symmetric, and satisfying the triangle inequality.

A set is considered closed in a metric space if it contains all of its limit points. A limit point is a point such that every neighborhood of the point contains at least one point from the set. In other words, a closed set is one where all of its potential limit points are actually part of the set.

Cluster points are a specific type of limit point in a metric space. They are points where every neighborhood of the point contains infinitely many points from the set. In other words, a cluster point is a point that is surrounded by a dense set of points from the original set.

To prove that a subset of a metric space is closed, you must show that it contains all of its limit points. This can be done by assuming a point is a limit point and then showing that it must be part of the original set. This can be done through various methods, such as direct proof, contradiction, or logical equivalences.

Proving that a subset is closed in a metric space is important because it allows us to make conclusions about the behavior of the subset within the larger space. It also helps us understand the structure and properties of the original set, which can have practical applications in various fields such as physics, engineering, and computer science.

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