# Ring Identities

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For any x,y E R (i.e. Ring R) the following equalities hold.

a) 0.x=0

b) a(-b)=(-a)b=-(ab)

Prove either a or b. State any properties used in your proof.

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Problem:

For any x, y ïƒŽ R (i.e. ring R), the following equalities hold:

a) 0 ïƒ— x = 0

b) a(-b) = (-a)b = -(ab)

Prove either (a) or (b). State any properties used in your proof.

Solution:

We will prove the above equalities based on the axioms of a ring.

a) Any ring is a commutative group with respect to "addition" law, that is for any a ïƒŽ R, there exists (-a) ïƒŽ R so that:

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Ring identities are proven. The solution is detailed and well presented.

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