Definition:Addition of Cuts

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Let $\alpha$ and $\beta$ be cuts.

Let the operation of addition be defined on $\alpha$ and $\beta$ as:

$\gamma := \alpha + \beta$

where $\gamma$ is the set of all rational numbers $r$ such that:

$\exists p \in \alpha, q \in \beta: r = p + q$

In this context, $\gamma$ is known as the sum of $\alpha$ and $\beta$.

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