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Theorem eupick 2565
Description: Existential uniqueness "picks" a variable value for which another wff is true. If there is only one thing 𝑥 such that 𝜑 is true, and there is also an 𝑥 (actually the same one) such that 𝜑 and 𝜓 are both true, then 𝜑 implies 𝜓 regardless of 𝑥. This theorem can be useful for eliminating existential quantifiers in a hypothesis. Compare Theorem *14.26 in [WhiteheadRussell] p. 192. (Contributed by NM, 10-Jul-1994.)
Assertion
Ref Expression
eupick ((∃!𝑥𝜑 ∧ ∃𝑥(𝜑𝜓)) → (𝜑𝜓))

Proof of Theorem eupick
StepHypRef Expression
1 eumo 2527 . 2 (∃!𝑥𝜑 → ∃*𝑥𝜑)
2 mopick 2564 . 2 ((∃*𝑥𝜑 ∧ ∃𝑥(𝜑𝜓)) → (𝜑𝜓))
31, 2sylan 487 1 ((∃!𝑥𝜑 ∧ ∃𝑥(𝜑𝜓)) → (𝜑𝜓))
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
Syntax hints:  wi 4  wa 383  wex 1744  ∃!weu 2498  ∃*wmo 2499
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1762  ax-4 1777  ax-5 1879  ax-6 1945  ax-7 1981  ax-10 2059  ax-12 2087
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 197  df-or 384  df-an 385  df-ex 1745  df-nf 1750  df-eu 2502  df-mo 2503
This theorem is referenced by:  eupicka  2566  eupickb  2567  reupick  3944  reupick3  3945  eusv2nf  4894  reusv2lem3  4901  copsexg  4985  funssres  5968  oprabid  6717  txcn  21477  isch3  28226  bnj849  31121  iotasbc  38937
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