# Tagged: 2-sided ideal

## Problem 410

Let $R$ be a ring with $1$ and let $M$ be a left $R$-module.
Let $S$ be a subset of $M$. The annihilator of $S$ in $R$ is the subset of the ring $R$ defined to be
$\Ann_R(S)=\{ r\in R\mid rx=0 \text{ for all } x\in S\}.$ (If $rx=0, r\in R, x\in S$, then we say $r$ annihilates $x$.)

Suppose that $N$ is a submodule of $M$. Then prove that the annihilator
$\Ann_R(N)=\{ r\in R\mid rn=0 \text{ for all } n\in N\}$ of $M$ in $R$ is a $2$-sided ideal of $R$.