Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Set Theory - 2.3 Venn Diagrams and Set Operations - Exercise Set 2.3: 141

Answer

A universal set is a set containing all elements being discussed in a given problem.

Work Step by Step

A universal set is a set containing all elements being discussed in a given problem. For example, if we are comparing the set of all people who speak English and the set of bilingual people (or any other sets of a certain group of people), the universal set contains all people in the world.
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