E-Math: Set Notations

Lately, I have received some readers' request for me to discuss more about SET. This topic used to be in the GCE O level Additional Mathematics syllabus, but has recently made its appearance in Elementary Mathematics (E-Math)

SET itself is yet another way of representation of data, like matrix. Just like matrix, we need to know about the 'language' for SET.

Here's a list of notation which you must be familiar with:

Below is a typical question which requires your translation skills from English to Set Notation:

TIP: Draw a set diagram to illustrate the statements first!

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5 Responses to E-Math: Set Notations

  1. Be careful that 'brave' and 'smart' do not make for well-defined sets. One criteria for sets is for them to be well-defined. Otherwise, you risk running into Russell's paradox.


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