# [isabelle] looking for some measure.union_inter theorem

```Hi all,

I am trying to demonstrate the following probability lemma (prob being defined as a measure in a prob_space according to the Probability library) :
"⋀ A B.  finite A ⟹ finite B ⟹ prob (A ∪ B) + prob (A ∩ B) = prob A + prob B"

The closer theorem I could discover in the Isabelle/HOL library is Finite_Set.folding_image_simple.union_inter.

Si I am trying this:

have "⋀ A B.  finite A ⟹ finite B ⟹ prob (A ∪ B) + prob (A ∩ B) = prob A + prob B"
proof -
fix A B::"(nat×'proc ⇒ bool) set"
assume A:"finite A" and B:"finite B"
show "prob (A ∪ B) + prob (A ∩ B) = prob A + prob B"
proof (intro folding_image_simple.union_inter [OF _ A B, of "op +" "0::real" "λω. prob {ω}" prob], default)

There, it output I should now demonstrate that:

⋀A. finite A ⟹ prob A = fold_image op + (λω. prob {ω}) 0 A

I feel a little lost from this point, as I do not understand why  f(A)  + 0 = f(A) for any peculiar function f ! As far a I know, this is part of the addition definition.

Any clue ?

Thanks in advance.
H.

```

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