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Set theory (subset question)

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Homework Statement



Given the following four statements concerning the student body at CU:
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b) There are no women engineering students at CU
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The Attempt at a Solution



Let W be the set of all women
Let E be the set of all engineering students

W[itex]\subseteq[/itex]E'

Therefore
W'[itex]\subseteq[/itex]E

However I don't know valid the first, and therefore the second statement is. In the book I'm using, it doesn't cover any "not a subset" other than complimentary.

However, to conclude that all non-women are engineers seems fallacious. Or is that the point?

Is is valid to say:

W[itex]\subseteq[/itex]E'


The set of all women are in the set of non-engineering students.

It's not really homework for a class, but is homework style.
 

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