Pronunciation: /kənˈteɪn/ Explain
contains another set if all the members of the contained set are also members
of the containing set. If set A contains set
B we can also say the set B
is a subset of set A, and write
B ⊂ A.
|Figure 1: Set A contains set B.|
The set of
contains the set of
because every integer is also a real number.
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McAdams, David E. Contain (Set). 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/contain_set.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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