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2) that Hausdorff measures ']{ 8 are semifinite in all complete separable metric spaces. * An optional section. 6 Ultrametric Spaces 55 As a preparation for the proof of semifiniteness for Hausdorff measures, we prove semifiniteness for certain method I outer measures. Note that M is an outer measure, but usually not a metric outer measure, so compact sets need not be measurable. 1} Proposition. LetS be a compact ultmmetric space. Let A be a Vitali cover of S by balls, let s > 0, and let M be the method I measure defined by A and the set-function (diam A) 8 • If a is any number satisfying 0

The same values are obtained if we use open balls Br(x) rather than closed balls Br(x): . hmsup r--+0 1. M(Br(x)) ( 2r )s = . hmsup r--+0 M(Br(x)) ( 2r )s , . f M(Br(x)) _ 1. f M(Br(x)) ( lm Ill ( 2r ) 8 r--+0 2r ) s lm Ill r--+0 Indeed, for any open ball Br(x), there exist closed balls Br-ljn(x) with radius and measure as close as we like to Br(x). And for any any closed ball Br(x), there exist open halls Br+l/n (x) with radius and measure as close as we like to Br(x). 5 Geometry of Fractals 47 Proof of measurability of densities uses some information about Borel measurable functions (Chapter 2 of this book).

In many of the common metric spaces, every finite Borel measure has the strong Vitali property. 4, this is true for compact ultrametric spaces. We see next that it is also true for Euclidean space. 9) Exercise. Let x,x',x" be three vertices of a triangle in the plane; let r, r', r" be three positive numbers. Suppose r' ::::; lx - x'l ::::; r' + r, r" ::::; lx- x"l ::::; r" + r, r' ::::; lx'- x"l, r' 2: 2r, r" 2: 2r, r" ::::; (4/3)r'. Then the angle of the triangle at x measures at least 10°. 10.