# Topology question closures

1. Sep 13, 2005

### Long2024

If A and B are two non-closed subsets of X, how would one prove that the closure of A union B= the closure of A union closure of B? Also, what site would you recommend I download TeX from when I get my new computer (Dell, runs on windows)?

2. Sep 13, 2005

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
A great many problems are trivial if you just restate the problem by substituting in definitions.

And don't forget that, for sets, A = B means the same thing as $A \subseteq B \wedge B \subseteq A$.

If you have trouble substituting definitions, then this will be a weakness that will cause problems for a long time, so you should work on it specifically. I make a big point of this because it's easy to think that you're just having trouble with the subject material and never remedy the problem... and then it crops up in the next subject, and the next... if it doesn't apply to you, then ignore this paragraph.

Last edited: Sep 13, 2005