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Question about Sets

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1. Homework Statement
Here is the problem that I want to make sure I have an understanding of:

(A intersects B) - C

Given the following sets: A= {1,4,7,10} B= {1,2,3,4,5} C= {2,4,6,8}

Order of operations tells me to do what's in parentheses first. A intersecting B which gives me {1, 4}

Now minus C is where I'm a little fuzzy - I think the final answer is {4} because I took out the number that wasn't in set C - being 1.

Am I on the right track?
 

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matt grime
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What is the definition of X\Y or X-Y in your notes?
 
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The difference X - Y consists of all elements in X that are not in Y
 
matt grime
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So apply the definition to the sets.
 
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Right - so the answer is 4
 
HallsofIvy
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YOU just said "The difference X - Y consists of all elements in X that are not in Y" (added emphasis). So (A intersect B)- C consists of all elements of (A intersect B) that are not in C. And C= {2, 4, 6, 8}.
Which of 1 and 4 is not in C?
 
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Okay - I had it backwards - 1 is not in C
 

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