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March 15th, 2017, 06:10 PM  #1 
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What is meant by odd and even cardinality in set theory. What are formulas to use them?
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August 7th, 2017, 10:24 PM  #2 
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August 8th, 2017, 04:29 PM  #3 
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I presume the terms refer only to sets with finite number of elements.

September 1st, 2017, 08:42 AM  #4 
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For finite sets, the "cardinality" is just the number of elements in the set. A set has even cardinality if it contains an even number of elements and has odd cardinality if it contains an odd number of elements. {a, b, c} has three elements so has odd cardinality. {a, b, c, d} has four elements so has even cardinality.


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