# Question: a let s a b c d e and...

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a) Let S = {a, b, c, d, e} and U = {{b, c, d}, {a, b}}. Expand
the set U such that M = (S, U) is a matroid. Only add elements that
are absolutely necessary. Justify their additions.

b) Show that the intersection of two matroids is not necessarily
also a matroid. To do this, specify two matroids M1 = (S, U1) and
M2 = (S, U2), for which the intersection M = (S, U1∩U2) is not a
matroid.