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We have to divide 42 by 2 to get the right number: 21," with which Eve settles the issue. When they go to the table, they have a difference of opinion about who should sit where. To resolve this issue, Alice suggests, "Let's change the seating every half hour, until we get every seating. How many different seatings are there with Alice's place fixed? Let us fill the seats one by one, starting with the chair on Alice's right. Here we can put any of the 6 guests. Now look at the second chair.
If Bob sits in the first chair, we can put any of the remaining 5 guests in the second chair; if Carl sits in the first chair, we again have 5 choices for the second chair, etc. If they change seats every half hour, it will take hours, that is, 15 days, to go through all the seating arrangements. Quite a party, at least as far as the duration goes! After the cake, the crowd wants to dance boys with girls, remember, this is a conservative European party. How many possible pairs can be formed?
After ten days have passed, our friends really need some new ideas to keep the party going. Frank has one: "Let's pool our resources and win the lottery! All we have to do is to buy enough tickets so that no matter what they draw, we will have a ticket with the winning numbers. How many tickets do we need for this? For example, there will be a ticket where I mark 7 and Bob marks 23, and another one where I mark 23 and Bob marks 7. How many ways do we get it?
Alice could have marked any of them; no matter which one it was that she marked, Bob could have marked any of the remaining four. Now this is really like the seating problem. We only need to buy this number of tickets. So they had to decide remember, this happens in a poor European country that they didn't have enough money to buy so many tickets. Besides, they would win much less. And to fill out so many tickets would spoil the party!
So they decide to play cards instead. Alice, Bob, Carl and Diane play bridge. Looking at his cards, Carl says, "I think I had the same hand last time. How unlikely is it? In other words, how many different hands can you have in bridge? The deck has 52 cards, each player gets We hope you have noticed that this is essentially the same question as the lottery problem.
Imagine that Carl picks up his cards one by one. But now every hand has been counted many times. In fact, if Eve comes to kibitz and looks into Carl's cards after he has arranged them and tries to guess we don't know why the order in which he picked them up, she could think, "He could have picked up any of the 13 cards first; he could have picked up any of the remaining 12 cards second; any of the remaining 11 cards third.
So the chance that Carl had the same hand twice in a row is one in ,,,, which is very small indeed. Finally, the six guests decide to play chess. Alice, who just wants to watch, sets up three boards. So the answer is as before. But Bob is right that it doesn't matter which pair uses which board. You sit at the first board, which is closest to the peanuts, and I sit at the last, which is farthest," says Diane. It is like with handshakes: Alice's figure of counts every pairing several times.
We could rearrange the 3 boards in 6 different ways, without changing the pairing. He can choose his partner in 5 ways. Whoever is youngest among the rest can choose his or her partner in 3 ways, and this settles the pairing.
At the least, it is reassuring" says Bob, and on this happy note we leave the party. Sets and the LikeWe want to formalize assertions like "the problem of counting the number of hands in bridge is essentially the same as the problem of counting tickets in the lottery.
Any collection of distinct objects, called elements, is a set. The deck of cards is a set, whose elements are the cards. Every lottery ticket of the type mentioned above contains a set of 5 numbers.
The number of elements of a set A also called the cardinality of A is denoted by A. We then write this property inside the braces, but after a colon. A set A is called a subset of a set B if every element of A is also an element of B.
In other words, A consists of certain elements of B. So the empty set is a subset of every set. Among the sets of numbers, we have a long chain: 1 In mathematics one can distinguish various levels of "infinity"; for example, one can distinguish between the cardinalities of Z and R. This is the subject matter of set theory and does not concern us here. If we have two sets, we can define various other sets with their help.
The intersection of two sets is the set consisting of those elements that are elements of both sets. Two sets whose intersection is the empty set in other words, they have no element in common are called disjoint.
The union of two sets is the set consisting of those elements that are elements of at least one of the sets. The difference of two sets A and B is the set of elements that belong to A but not to B. The symmetric difference of two sets A and B is the set of elements that belong to exactly one of A and B.
The symmetric difference of two sets A and B is denoted by A B. Intersection, union, and the two kinds of differences are similar to addition, multiplication, and subtraction. However, they are operations on sets, rather than operations on numbers. Just like operations on numbers, set operations obey many useful rules identities. Conversely, consider an element that belongs to the right-hand side. This kind of argument gets a bit boring, even though there is really nothing to it other than simple logic.
One trouble with it is that it is so lengthy that it is easy to make an error in it. There is a nice graphic way to support such arguments. We represent the sets A, B, and C by three overlapping circles Figure 1. We imagine that the common elements of A, B, and C are put in the common part of the three circles; those elements of A that are also in B but not in C are put in the common part of circles A and B outside C, etc.
This drawing is called the Venn diagram of the three sets. Now, where are those elements in the Venn diagram that belong to the left-hand side of 1. We have to form the union of B and C, which is the gray set in Figure 1. It is clear from the picture that we get the same set. This illustrates that Venn diagrams provide a safe and easy way to prove such identities involving set operations. The identity 1.
Does this analogy go any further? Let's think of other properties of addition and multiplication. It turns out that these are also properties of the union and intersection operations: The proof of these identities is left to the reader as an exercise. This identity can be proved just like 1.
There are other remarkable identities involving union, intersection, and also the two kinds of differences. These are useful, but not very deep: They reflect simple logic. So we don't list them here, but state several of these below in the exercises.
We know that one of them has n elements and the other has m elements. What can we infer about the cardinality of their union?
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Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics — such as integers , graphs , and statements in logic  — do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values. Discrete objects can often be enumerated by integers.
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