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Math Symbols
The Most Valuable and Important
Symbols For Set Notation In Use:

"Set Braces"

Math - Brace Symbols used to Identify Sets

Math Symbols: . . . why math symbols are used . . .

Symbols are a concise way of giving lengthy instructions related to numbers and logic.


Symbols are a communication tool. Symbols are used to eliminate the need to write long, plain language instructions to describe calculations and other processes.

For example, a single symbol stands for the entire process for addition. The familiar plus sign eliminates the need for a long written explanation of what addition means and how to accomplish it.

The same symbols are used worldwide . . .

The symbols used in mathematics are universal.

The same math symbols are used throughout the civilized world. In most cases each symbol gives the same clear, precise meaning to every reader, regardless of the language they speak.

The most valuable, most frequently used Symbols in mathematics . . .

The most important, most frequently used Symbols for Set Notation are listed below.


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Math - Brace Symbols used to Identify Sets Symbols for Set Braces -

Set Braces (curly brackets) are used to identify a set of elements.

However, Braces (curly brackets) are also commonly used as grouping symbols in a mathematical expression.

Using Set Braces (curly brackets) to identify a set


. . . To identify a set consisting of the following numbers: 1,3,9,11.

Math - set - 1,3,9,11


. . . To identify a set consisting of the following elements: a,b,c,d,e.

Math - set - a,b,c,d,e


. . . To identify a set consisting of the following elements: dog, cat, bird, horse, rabbit.

Math - set - dog, cat, bird, horse, rabbit