### 3.1 Sets & Set Diagrams

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• Math Help

In formal set theory, 3 sets determine 23 = 8 regions. In general, n sets determine 2n regions. To see that the three sets in Example 2 determine 8 regions, you need to define a universal set that contains all three sets. For instance, the universal set could be "all people."

• Consumer Suggestion

Veterans Day is celebrated each year on November 11th. Have you ever wondered why that date was chosen?

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Germans signed an armistice, or agreement to stop fighting, that ended World War I. It was originally declared Armistice Day, first celebrated in 1919, and became a national holiday in 1938. Following World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day to honor all American veterans.

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• Checkpoint Solution

Purple Heart: Wounded or killed in action

Bronze Star: Fourth highest combat award (bravery)

Silver Star: Third highest combat award (bravery)

Soldier's Medal: Highest noncombat award (heroism)

1. Number of veterans who earned a purple heart:

2. Number of veterans who earned a purple heart or a bronze star:

3. Number of veterans who earned a purple heart and a bronze star:

4. There was one veteran who earned all four medals.

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