Power Set is Closed under Set Difference

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Let $S$ be a set.

Let $\powerset S$ be the power set of $S$.


$\forall A, B \in \powerset S: A \setminus B \in \powerset S$

where $A \setminus B$ denotes the set difference of $A$ and $B$.


Let $A, B \in \powerset S$.

Then by the definition of power set, $A \subseteq S$ and $B \subseteq S$.

We also have $A \setminus B \subseteq A$ from Set Difference is Subset.

Thus by Subset Relation is Transitive, $A \setminus B \subseteq S$.

Thus $A \setminus B \in \powerset S$, and closure is proved.


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