1. ## formula for subsets

Is there a formula to determine the number of subsets when given the number of sets?
Example:
No. of elements 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1000
No. of subsets 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 ??

2. Originally Posted by tygracen
Is there a formula to determine the number of subsets when given the number of sets?
Example:
No. of elements 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1000
No. of subsets 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 ??
$\displaystyle 2^n$

3. ## formula for subsets.

2n does not work. For example: 3 elements with produce 8 subsets.
6 elements will produce 64 subsets.
Maybe I idid not pose the question correctly.
If given a set of 1000 elements, what would the number of subsets b?
I am looking for a dormula that would give me the correct number without
having to make a chart.

4. Originally Posted by tygracen
2n does not work. For example: 3 elements with produce 8 subsets.
6 elements will produce 64 subsets.
Maybe I idid not pose the question correctly.
If given a set of 1000 elements, what would the number of subsets b?
I am looking for a dormula that would give me the correct number without
having to make a chart.
He clearly said 2^n not 2n.

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$\displaystyle {\color{red} 2n \not = 2^n}$

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# set A has 256 subsets. find n(A)

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