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Topology question

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:33 am
by ajf
I'm reviewing topology from Munkres' 1st book and need some help on exercise (1) on page 83. The question is

Let X be a topological space; let A be a subset of X. Suppose that for each x in A there is an open set U containing x such that U is a subset of A. Show that A is open in X.

Thanks in advance for the help. Also, I'm purchasing his latest book where I can find answers to the exercises on the Internet.

Re: Topology question

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:36 am
by thejudge
Consider the union of the open sets about each x in A, then apply the second part of the definition of a topological space..

Re: Topology question

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:05 pm
by ajf
I thought that that was the approach to take but I was not certain of how to formulate the solution. Thank you again for the help.