# Real and Rational Numbers....

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hi...i have a question....

if R is a set of real numbers, and Q is a set of Rational numbers, then R-Q=?

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I'm not sure but I think

R-Q = the set of irrational numbers.

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wouldn't it just give you a different set of real numbers?

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wouldn't it just give you a different set of real numbers?

And those real numbers would be the irrational ones.

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I think some of you misread the original setup. It said R is a set of real numbers and Q is a set of rational numbers. It didn´t say R was THE set of real numbers and Q was THE set of rational numbes. So R\Q (written as R-Q here) can of course contain rational numbers, e.g in the case R = {1,2} , Q = {1} => R\Q = {2}.

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