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    Question about sets

    We have two sets:

    A.... numbers that are divisible by 15
    B.... numbers that are divisible by 33


    We are looking just numbers between 1 and 10^6.

    We need to find:

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$A \cap  B^c$<br />
    so we need to calculate this

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[\frac{10^6}{15}(1 - \frac{1}{11})]<br />

    I understand \frac{10^6}{15}, it's logical.

    But how do we get;
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(1 - \frac{1}{11})<br />
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    It is really difficult to interpret what you have posted.
    I take it that A is the set of multiples of 15 from 1 to 10^6.
    B is the set of multiples of 33 from 1 to 10^6.

    The question want to know how elements are in the set A\cap B^c.
    That is the number of integers from 1 to 10^6 which are multiples of 15 and not multiples of 33.
    That is \left\lfloor {\frac{{10^6 }}{{15}}} \right\rfloor  - \left\lfloor {\frac{{10^6 }}{{165}}} \right\rfloor .

    If that is not what you mean, then what do you mean?
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    In fact, \left\lfloor {\frac{{10^6 }}{{15}}} \right\rfloor - \left\lfloor {\frac{{10^6 }}{{165}}} \right\rfloor =\left\lfloor\frac{10^6}{15}(1 - \frac{1}{11})\right\rfloor. As the OP said, 10^6/15 part makes sense. To exclude multiple of 33 from the set of multiples of 15, we in fact need to exclude multiples of 165, the least common multiple of 15 and 33. So, from 11 numbers 1 * 15, 2 * 15, ..., 11 * 15, we leave the first 10, and we do similarly for other segments (11k+i)\cdot15, i=1,\dots,11, k\in\mathbb{N}.
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    Yes you understood me correctly.

    I have an old book about logic and sets and it's difficult to understand the solutions.

    What about if we need to find just $B^c$

    so it's (universal set) - (elements in B),

    $10^6 - (\frac{10^6}{33})
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nforce View Post
    What about if we need to find just $B^c$
    so it's (universal set) - (elements in B),
    $10^6 - (\frac{10^6}{33})
    It is important to use the floor function here.
    10^6  - \left\lfloor {\frac{{10^6 }}{{33}}} \right\rfloor
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