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**jvignacio** hey guys having problems with this question.

List the elements in the following sets:

**1.** $\displaystyle \{ x \epsilon \mathbb{N} : x^2 < 23\}$

**My Answer:**

Elements x = 1,2,3,4 what about 0 ?

**2.** $\displaystyle \{ x \epsilon \mathbb{Z} : x^2 < 23\}$

**My Answer:**

Elements x = -4,-3,-2,0,1,2,3,4

**3.** $\displaystyle \{ x \epsilon \mathbb{R} : x^3 + 5x\}$ $\displaystyle \color{blue}x^3+5x=0\ ?$

**My Answer:**

$\displaystyle \Rightarrow x^3 + 5x = 0$

$\displaystyle \Rightarrow x(x^2 + 5) = 0$ $\displaystyle \color{blue}x^2=-5$ is not real, x=0 is the only solution

so I know $\displaystyle x = 0$, but dont know how to find $\displaystyle x$ from $\displaystyle x^2 + 5 = 0$

**4.** $\displaystyle \{ x \epsilon \mathbb{Q} : x^2 + 4 = 7\}$ $\displaystyle \color{blue} x^2=7-4=3,\ x=\sqrt{3}\ is\ not\ rational,\ no\ solution$

**My Answer:**

I know Q is rational numbers but dont know how to find this one.

**5.** $\displaystyle \{ \}$

**My Answer:** no elements

This is just an empty set so would it be elements: $\displaystyle \emptyset$ ?

Any help with these 5 questions would be much appreciated.