(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

There is a symmetric difference in sets X & Y, X Y is defined to be the sets of elements that are either X or Y but not both

Prove that for any sets X,Y & Z that

(X[itex]\oplus[/itex]Y)[itex]\oplus[/itex](Y[itex]\oplus[/itex]Z) = X[itex]\oplus[/itex]Z

2. Relevant equations

[itex]\oplus[/itex] = symmetic difference

3. The attempt at a solution

i can see it in the venn diagams, but im not good at converting what i see into set statements this is my attempt in words

the symmetric difference of A and C is contained in the union of the symmetric difference of A and B and that of B and C because the symmetric difference of two repeated symmetric differences is the repeated symmetric difference of the join of the two multisets, where for each double set both can be removed.

i dont have a clue how to show that properly in subsets etc that why i need some help

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# Homework Help: Symmetric difference in sets

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