sasogeek
  • sasogeek
a null set and an empty set, are they the same?
Mathematics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
jamiebookeater
  • jamiebookeater
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
mathteacher1729
  • mathteacher1729
Hi @sasogeek , in every context I've ever seen, null set and empty set mean the same thing. A set with no elements.
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
well we had an exam and the teacher asked which of the following options was a null set. a. b.{} c.{0} d.\(\phi \)
mathteacher1729
  • mathteacher1729
Heh. If I were grading this, I'd accept b or d. Perhaps your professor has a preferred notation? Here is the definition from Wolfram Mathworld: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NullSet.html

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

sasogeek
  • sasogeek
i chose d though
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
so i guess i'm wrong...? since \(\phi \) denotes {} ?
mathteacher1729
  • mathteacher1729
To me, this is splitting hairs. I'd ask your professor if s/he has a preferred notation and go with that for future reference.
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
i asked him during the test and he said it was meant to confuse us but he'll tell us the answer next class so i look forward to questioning him tomorrow since tomorrow is the next lecture :)
mathteacher1729
  • mathteacher1729
Strange. Well, to each their own. For me, I try to make definitions and notation as clear as possible from day 1. ;-p But that's me.
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
hmmm oh well. i guess i'd never know which answer he's in search of unless he utters it himself. thanks for the help though :) that link helped a bit. and i appreciate your input x

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.