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Each of the following defines a relation on $ N : (ii)\quad x+y=10,x,y\quad N$

Determine which of the above relation is

A) reflexive

B) symmetric

C) transitive.

Note: This is the 2nd part of a  4 part question, which is split as 4 separate questions here.

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  • 1. A function R defined on A reflexive if $(x,x) \in R\;for\;x \in A$
  • 2.A relation R defined on A is symmetric if $(x,y) \in R =>(y,x) \in R \qquad x,y \in A$
  • 3. A relation R defined on A is transitive if $ (x,y) \in R (y,z) \in R =>(x_1,x_2) \in R. x,y,z \in A$
$R:\{(x,y):x+y =10\qquad x,y \in 10\}$
$(1,1),(2,2) \neq R$
Therefore R is not reflexive
$(1,9) \in R => (9,1) \in R$
This is true for all the element of R
Hence R is symmetric
Consider $(2,8) \in R (8,2) \in R$
but $(2,2) \in R$
R is not transitive
R is symmetric but neither reflexine nor transitive



answered Mar 4, 2013 by meena.p

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