This question comes from the 4th line of the proof of Theorem E of Halmos' "Measure Theory", in page 25, which says that **C** is a sigma-ring. Because this website does not allow new users to link images, I rephrase it as follows: Suppose A is any subset of the whole space X, E is any collection of subsets of X, S(E) denotes the sigma-ring generated by E, $E\cap A$ means the collection formed by all intersections of elements from E with A. Then the collection of all sets of the form $B\cup(C-A)$ where B is from S($E\cap A$) and C is from S(E) is a sigma-ring.

I just can not prove this because I can not make up the difference $[B1\cup(C1-A)]-[B2\cup(C2-A)]$ into a form of $B\cup(C-A)$. Could you please help me prove this statement? Thanks!