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    Truth table correct?

    Is this truth table correct?

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    Edit: should be  x \in A ,  x \in B etc...

    For the last two I thought of them like this: If  x \in A, x \in B then  x \in A \cup B is true. However if  x \in C then  x \in (A \cup B) - C is false. So we require that  x \not \in C for the statement to be true. So the  '-' operation is sort of like the  \cap operation in terms of truths.

    Crap...just realized I screwed up. For all  x \in C then the second to last statement is false. For all  x \not \in C then that statement is true.

    The last one is basically a union of two sets. So to be false,  x \not \in A-B and  x \not \in C
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    Frankly, I am not at all sure what you are trying to do here.
    Not sure how your text/instructor applies truth-values to sets.

    However, here is the traditional understanding.
    \left( {A \cup B} \right) - C would be (A or B) and not C;  \left( {A \vee B} \right) \wedge (\neg C).

    Whereas \left( {A - B} \right) \cup C would be (A and not B) or C;  \left( {A \wedge \neg B} \right) \vee C.

    This is not what your table of values represents!
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    Thats why I added the  x \in A, x \in B \ldots .

    Otherwise they wouldn't be statements (i.e. you can't say the set  A is false).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shilz222 View Post
    Thats why I added the  x \in A, x \in B \ldots . Otherwise they wouldn't be statements (i.e. you can't say the set  A is false).
    But even with those additions, what in what sense does it make to assign a truth-value to x \in A?

    Are you try to decide the truth-value of:
    \text{If}\;x \in A,\;x \in B\;\text{and}\;x \notin C\;\text{then}\;x \in \left( {A \cup B} \right) - C?
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    No I am trying to do the following:

     x \in A, \ x \in B, \ x \in C, \ x \in (A \cup B) - C, \ x \in (A-B) \cup C are all statements.

    Therefore we can assign truth values to them. So for the statement  x \in (A \cup B) - C to be true, we require that   x \not \in C or  x \in C to be false right? If  x \in C then the statement  x \in (A \cup B) - C is false (looking at a venn-diagram).

    So the statement  x \in A is true means  x \in A .

    If the statement  x \in A is false then  x \not \in A .
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    Well I would expect that it means this:
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    Yes that what I meant in my first post (with the  x \in A  x \in B etc..).

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