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MAth Definition?

  1. Nov 22, 2006 #1
    What's the general math definition for inclusive and exclusive??? Thanks fr everything and ty :tongue:
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  3. Nov 23, 2006 #2


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    The "general" math definition is just the usual dictionary definition: "inclusive" means including everything under discussion and "exclusive" means excluding everything under discussion. Of course, what is under discussion depends upon the specific situation. In "the set of numbers between 0 and 1, inclusive" the word "inclusive" means that the endpoints, for which the word "between" is ambiguous, are included. In "the set of numbers between 0 and 1, exclusive" they are excluded.
  4. Nov 24, 2006 #3


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    Inclusive and exclusive are used in logic and set theory in the context of the"or" or "union" operation. Inclusive means either or both, while exclusive means either but not both.
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