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Topic: A question on sets (and possible fallacy)
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Cory Smith

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A question on sets (and possible fallacy)
Posted: Jun 25, 2013 10:45 PM
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Let Set A contain everything.

Let Set B contain nothing.

Is Set B a subset of Set A?

I really don't know how to go about looking at this. Set A seems like it must contain Set B since any set would be a subset of something containing everything. However, if Set B were a subset of Set A, wouldn't that mean it would need to contain something?

I feel like somewhere along the line, I started looking at this wrong and have assumed some sort of logical fallacy.



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