# Set and Interval Notation

The following set and interval notation can be entered in Show My Work boxes.

Note: In addition to the keyboard shortcuts listed in this topic, some symbols can be
typed using the keyboard shortcuts for your operating system; for example, you can
press ALT+0247 on Windows to type
÷.

Notation | Keyboard | Button | Notes |
---|---|---|---|

Set delimiters (braces) |
{a,b |
A closing brace is automatically inserted. | |

Closed interval (brackets) |
[a,b |
A closing bracket is automatically inserted. | |

Open interval (parentheses) |
(a,b |
A closing parenthesis is automatically inserted. | |

Empty set |
∅ |
||

Union |
∪ |
||

Intersection |
∩ |
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Subset |
⊂ |
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Superset |
⊃ |
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Element of |
∈ |
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Not an element of |
∉ |

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