Can anyone help me with intersection and union? I do not understand it, and this paper is due in the am

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- Oct 8th 2007, 04:19 PMshawnialayneintersection and union
Can anyone help me with intersection and union? I do not understand it, and this paper is due in the am

- Oct 8th 2007, 04:23 PMtopsquark
- Oct 8th 2007, 04:24 PMJhevon
you need to be more specific as to what you want. have you tried google or wikipedia?

basically, the intersection of two or more sets is the set of elements that are common to each and every set.

the union is the set of all elements in all the sets, whether they are in common or not.

example: let $\displaystyle A = \{ 1,2,3,4,5,6 \}$ and $\displaystyle B = \{ 1,3,5,7,9 \}$

then the intersection is: $\displaystyle A \cap B = \{ 1,3,5 \}$, since those are the elements the sets have in common

and the union is: $\displaystyle A \cup B = \{ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 \}$

If we had a third set, $\displaystyle C = \{ 1 \}$

then $\displaystyle A \cap B \cap C = \{ 1 \}$

and $\displaystyle A \cup B \cup C = \{ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 \}$