Let A, B in R^n be closed sets. Does A+B = {x+y| x in A and y in B} have to be closed?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is what I've tried. Let x be in A^c and y in B^c which are both open since A & B are closed. So for each x in A^c there exists epsilon(a)>0 s.t. x in D(x, epsilon(a) is subset of A^c. For each y in B^c there exists epsilon(b)>0 s.t. y in D(y, epsilon(b)) is a subset of B^c.

Can I add the two together to get x+y in (A+B)^c to show that there exist epsilon > 0 s.t. D(x+y, epsilon) is in (A+B)^c. Thus (A+B)^c is open => (A+B) is closed.

Thanks for your help.

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