Commutativity of intersection

From Maths
(Redirected from Intersection is commutative)
Jump to: navigation, search

[math]A\cap B=B\cap A[/math]


This is somewhere between a theorem and a definition because at some point you have to accept "and" is commutative or something.



[math]x\in A\cap B\implies x\in A\text{ and }x\in B\implies x\in B\text{ and }x\in A\implies x\in B\cap A[/math], thus by the implies and subset relation we see [math]A\cap B\subset B\cap A[/math]


By the exact same procedure we see [math]B\cap A\subset A\cap B[/math]

Thus we conclude [math]A\cap B=B\cap A[/math]