Difference of Sets

Difference of Sets

In a universal set U, the difference between sets A and B is the set of elements of A that do not belong to B.


The symbol for the difference of sets is “\” which is read as “less” or “difference.”

Therefore, A \ B is read as “set A less set B” or “A difference B.”


diagramme_de_VennIn this universal set U, we have: E \ F = {a, b, f, g}.

As well, U \ F = {a, b, f, g, m, n}





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