In this page set theory practice solution3 we are going to see solution of practice questions from the worksheet set theory practice questions1.

**Question 9**

For A = {5,10,15,20} B = {6,10,12,18,24} and C ={7,10,12,14,21,28} verify whether A\ (B\C) = (A\B)\C. Justify your answer.

**Solution:**

A = {5,10,15,20}

B = {6,10,12,18,24}

C = {7,10,12,14,21,28}

L.H.S

A\(B\C)

(B\C) = {6,10,12,18,24} \ {7,10,12,14,21,28}

= {6,18,24}

A\(B\C) = {5,10,15,20} \ {6,18,24}

= {5,10,15,20} ---(1)

(A\B) = {5,10,15,20}\{6,10,12,18,24}

= {5,15,20}

(A\B)\C = {5,15,20} \ {7,10,12,14,21,28}

= {5,15,20} --- (2)

A\ (B\C) ≠ (A\B)\C

**Question 10**

Let A = {-5,-3,-2,-1} B = {-2,-1,0} and C = {-6,-4,-2}. Find A\(B\C) and (A\B)\C. What can we conclude about set difference operation?

**Solution:**

A = {-5,-3,-2,-1} B = {-2,-1,0} and C = {-6,-4,-2}

L.H.S

A\(B\C)

(B\C) = {-2,-1,0} \ {-6,-4,-2}

= {-1,0}

A\(B\C) = {-5,-3,-2,-1} \ {-1,0}

= {-5,-3,-2} ---- (1)

R.H.S

(A\B)\C

(A\B) = {-5,-3,-2,-1} \ {-2,-1,0}

= {-5,-3}

(A\B)\C = {-5,-3} \ {-6,-4,-2}

= {-5,-3} -----(2)

(1) ≠ (2)

A\(B\C) ≠ (A\B)\C

(11) For A = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} B = {-1,-2,3,4,5,6} and C = {-1,2,3,4,5,7},show that

(i) A U (B ∩ C) = (A U B) ∩ (A U C)

(ii) A ∩ (B U C) = (A ∩ B) U (A ∩ C)

(iii) Verify using Venn diagrams

Solution:

(i) A U (B ∩ C) = (A U B) ∩ (A U C)

L.H.S

A U (B ∩ C)

(B ∩ C) = {-1,-2,3,4,5,6} ∩ {-1,2,3,4,5,7}

= {-1,3,4,5}

A U (B ∩ C) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} U {-1,3,4,5}

= {-3,-1,0,3,4,5,6,8,10} --- (1)

R.H.S

(A U B) ∩ (A U C)

(A U B) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} U {-1,-2,3,4,5,6}

= {-3,-2,-1,0,3,4,5,6,8,10}

(A U C) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} U {-1,2,3,4,5,7}

= {-3,-1,0,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10}

(AUB)∩(AUC)={-3,-2,-1,0,3,4,5,6,8,10} ∩ {-3,-1,0,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10}

= {-3,-1,0,3,4,5,6,8,10} --- (2)

(1) = (2)

A U (B ∩ C) = (A U B) ∩ (A U C)

Hence proved

(ii) A ∩ (B U C) = (A ∩ B) U (A ∩ C)

A = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} B = {-1,-2,3,4,5,6} and C = {-1,2,3,4,5,7}

L.H.S

(B U C) = {-1,-2,3,4,5,6} U {-1,2,3,4,5,7}

= {-2,-1,2,3,4,5,6,7}

A ∩ (B U C) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} ∩ {-2,-1,2,3,4,5,6,7}

= {-1,4,6} ---- (1)

R.H.S

(A ∩ B) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} ∩ {-1,-2,3,4,5,6}

= {-1,4,6}

(A ∩ C) = {-3,-1,0,4,6,8,10} ∩ {-1,2,3,4,5,7}

= {-1,4}

(A ∩ B) U (A ∩ C) = {-1,4,6} U {-1,4}

= {-1,4,6} ---- (2)

(1) = (2)

A ∩ (B U C) = (A ∩ B) U (A ∩ C)

Hence proved

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