# Another proof of uniqueness of identity element of addition of vector space

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The following proof is solely based on vector space axioms.
Axiom names are italicised.
They are defined in Wikipedia (vector space).

## Another proof of uniqueness of identity element of addition of vector space

We prove the uniqueness of an identity element of addition of a vector space.

Let $V$ be a vector space.
It remains to prove that an identity element of addition of $V$ is unique.
We define a predicate $P$ over $V$ as follows.
For every $v \in V$,
$$P(v) \quad := \quad \big(\, u + v = u \; \text{ for all } u \in V \,\big).$$

By Identity element of addition,
there exists an element of $V$ for which $P$ holds.
Let $0 \in V$ such that $P(0 )$ holds;
let $0′ \in V$ such that $P(0′)$ holds.
It remains to prove that $0 = 0’$.
\begin{align*}
0 & = 0 + 0′ && \text{since } P(0′) \text{ holds.} \\
& = 0′ + 0 && \text{by }\textit{Commutativity of addition.}\ \\
& = 0′ && \text{since } P(0) \text{ holds.}
\end{align*}
QED

P.S.: This is intended to improve my previous, roundabout proof.
Of course, I could only incorporate a small subset of the helpful advice given there.