# Direct Sum of Modules is Module

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## Theorem

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with unity.

Let $I$ be an indexing set.

Let $\family {M_i}_{i \mathop \in I}$ be a family of $A$-modules indexed by $I$.

Let $\ds M = \bigoplus_{i \mathop \in I} M_i$ be their direct sum.

Then $M$ is a module.

## Proof

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