# Closed Real Interval is not Open Set

## Theorem

Let $\R$ be the real number line considered as an Euclidean space.

Let $\closedint a b \subset \R$ be a closed interval of $\R$.

Then $\closedint a b$ is not an open set of $\R$.

## Proof

From Closed Real Interval is Neighborhood Except at Endpoints, $a$ and $b$ have no open $\epsilon$-ball lying entirely in $\closedint a b$.

The result follows by definition of open set.

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