Answer to Question #14786 in Abstract Algebra for Sujata Roy

Question #14786
The binary relation S=empty set on set A={1,2.3} is a) neither reflexive nor symmetric b) symmetric and reflexive c) transitive and reflexive d) transitive and symmetric
Expert's answer
d) transitive and symmetric

In mathematics, a binary relation R over a set X is transitive if whenever an element a is related to an element b, and b is in turn related to an element c, then a is also related to c.
A binary relation R over a set X is symmetric if it holds for all a and b in X that if a is related to b then b is related to a.

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