Difference Between Asymmetric & Antisymmetric Relation


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What is a relation in mathematics?

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1. Which of the following properties describes an asymmetric relation, R?

2. Which of the following properties describes an antisymmetric relation, R?

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We've provided a handy way for you to assess your understanding of antisymmetric and asymmetric relations with our quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz asks you about relations in math and the difference between asymmetric and antisymmetric relations. You'll also need to identify correct statements about example relations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to assess your ability to do the following:

  • Define 'relation' as it's used in mathematics
  • Identify properties that describe an asymmetric and antisymmetric relation
  • Explain the properties of relations in example situations

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how relations are used in math
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson, such as which property describes an asymmetric relation
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving asymmetric and antisymmetric relations
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as asymmetric and antisymmetric relations

Additional Learning

This lesson called Difference Between Asymmetric & Antisymmetric Relation can help you learn more about this topic if you're interested in extending your understanding. In addition to covering the material on this quiz, this lesson also helps you:

  • Give a real-life example of a relation using ordered pairs
  • Provide an example of an antisymmetric relation
  • Explain an asymmetric relation in real life