# Combination Theorem for Continuous Functions/Complex/Sum Rule

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## Theorem

Let $\C$ denote the complex numbers.

Let $f$ and $g$ be complex functions which are continuous on an open subset $S \subseteq \C$.

Then:

- $f + g$ is continuous on $S$.

## Proof

By definition of continuous:

- $\forall c \in S: \ds \lim_{x \mathop \to c} \map f z = \map f c$
- $\forall c \in S: \ds \lim_{x \mathop \to c} \map g z = \map g c$

Let $f$ and $g$ tend to the following limits:

- $\ds \lim_{z \mathop \to c} \map f z = l$
- $\ds \lim_{z \mathop \to c} \map g z = m$

From the Sum Rule for Limits of Complex Functions, we have that:

- $\ds \lim_{z \mathop \to c} \paren {\map f z + \map g z} = l + m$

So, by definition of continuous again, we have that $f + g$ is continuous on $S$.

$\blacksquare$