Set contains elements that are *themselves* sets

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If a set contains elements that are *themselves* sets, then would it be correct to say that one of those elements is a subset of the set?

E.g.

Q = { {a}, {b}, {c} }

I know that { {a} } is a subset of Q (because it contains ONE of the elements)

But is {a} a subset of Q?

I don't think so, because none of the elements of {a} are present in Q.
 

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I don't think so, because none of the elements of {a} are present in Q.
You are correct.
 
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thanks
 

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