# Are the regular expressions the same?

#### evinda

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Hi!!!I have also an other question.

Is the regular expression $\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot aba \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}\cap\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot cbc \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}$ equal to this one: $\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot aba \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot cbc \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}$ or is there a difference?

#### Evgeny.Makarov

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$\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot aba \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}\cap\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot cbc \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}$ is not a regular expression because it contains $\cap$.

#### evinda

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$\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot aba \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}\cap\{\{a,b,c\}^{*} \cdot cbc \cdot \{a,b,c\}^{*}\}$ is not a regular expression because it contains $\cap$.
I understand...Thank you very much!!!