Universal Set in Math: Definition, Example & Symbol


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If a universal set is defined as all the countries of South America, which of the following is not an element of the universal set?

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1. U = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}. Which of the following is not a subset of the universal set?

2. A universal set is defined as the set of natural numbers N. Therefore, U = N. Which of the following properly states in words subset A shown in the image.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you test your understanding of universal sets. You'll be expected to identify universal sets and subsets in practice problems as well as identify their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several components of universal sets, including:

  • Elements of universal sets
  • Subsets of universal sets
  • Subsets shown in words and images

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving universal sets
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between statements that do and do not apply to universal sets
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding subsets of universal sets

Additional Learning

To learn more about universal sets, review the accompanying lesson on Universal Sets in Math. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define universal set
  • Familiarize yourself with universal set notation
  • Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of subsets
  • Know how different subsets are represented visually