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August 31st, 2010, 09:54 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  I need help with these question on Sets...
Hi, I am currently revising for a Math test with a past exam paper. I'm stuck on question on Sets. I've answered some of them. I was wondering if some can help me work it out. Two sets are defined as follows: A = {n ? ? : ?m ? ? 3m = n} B = {n ? ? : 5 ? n ? 7} 1. Describe, in words, the elements of A. For this I wrote: It is a set of natural numbers. It contains an existential quantification, which has to be a integer of 3 that will equal n. ^^^Am I right with my explanation? If I'm wrong can I get the proper definition of it? 2. Write out explicitly (by listing the elements). a) B = {5,6,7} b) B  A = {2,3,4} c) B ? A = d) B x B = e) ?B = f) where the universal set is {1,2,3,4,5,6,7} = I could only answer two of these. Is is possible some can help me work this out and give me an explanation on how it was worked out? And if it isn't to much hassle can someone make up additional questions so I can go work it on my own, using the explanations that's been given? 
August 31st, 2010, 11:22 AM  #2  
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August 31st, 2010, 11:48 AM  #3  
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August 31st, 2010, 12:11 PM  #4  
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August 31st, 2010, 02:43 PM  #5  
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2. Write out explicitly (by listing the elements). a) B = {5,6,7} b) B  A = {5,6,7} c) B ? A = {3,6} d) B x B = {(5,5),(5,6),(5,7),(6,5),(6,6),(6,7),(7,5),(7,6),( 7,7)} e) ?B = {Ø,{5},{6},{7},{5,6},{5,7},{6,7},{5,6,7}} f) where the universal set is {1,2,3,4,5,6,7} = Can someone check if i'm correct with these? Any=d any help on the last part?  
August 31st, 2010, 05:58 PM  #6  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: I need help with these question on Sets... Quote:
Wrong: b, c f is the same as asking for {1,2,3,4,5,6,7}  B.  
August 31st, 2010, 06:08 PM  #7 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4  Re: I need help with these question on Sets...
For b), one of {5,6,7} is in A, so you would have to exclude that element from your answer. The set difference B  A cannot contain any elements in common with A.


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