**Problem Statement: **(a) Given a set define what it means for a point to be an interior point of . (b) For let . Show that is open in .

**(a)Definition:** A point is an interior point of if there exists a real number such that .

**(b) Proof:** We wish to show that every point of is an interior point of . Let , then is an interior point of and so there exists some such that .

Now pick and define to be the largest possible value such that . We know such a exists since is an open set. Then it follows that , thus, . Since was an arbitrary point in it follows that and so is an isolated point of . Therefore, is open.

**Reflection: **Straight from the definitions.

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