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Union and Intersection of Sets

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Union and Intersection of Sets


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You will explore the union and intersection of sets and set properties.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Determine the intersection of sets.
  • Determine the union of sets.
  • Explain the properties of the union and intersection of sets.

Everything You'll Have Covered

Learners discover and manipulate intersection and union of sets. They use the properties of the union and intersection of sets to describe a variety of sets.

Union and intersection of sets

Lists of objects can be placed in sets. A set is a group of entities with one or more common characteristic. Entities can be referred to as members, elements, or objects. When sets are joined, some elements of a set may belong to both sets.

A Venn diagram can be drawn with the common elements in the middle. The common elements form a set, called the intersection of the sets.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 30 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with the concept of sets.
Course Geometry
Type of Tutorial Concept Development
Key Vocabulary intersection of sets, properties of sets, set properties