# GRE Subject Test: Math : Complements

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Complements

What is the value of ?

Explanation:

When you see a letter with the prime symbol, that means complement. Complement tells you to take whatever is NOT in that set and what is in the universal set. You could also say you are eliminating the numbers in the universal set that are in the set you are complementing.

The universal set is

Set

Taking the numbers 7, 8, 9, and 10 out of the universal set you get the answer

### Example Question #11 : Relations

Evaluate

Explanation:

The prime symbol means to take the complement of set D. To find a complement, you want to only include the numbers in the universal set that do not appear in the set being complemented.

If set

and the universal set is

The numbers you want to include are everything in the universal set except 4, 9, 10, 11, and 12

This leaves the numbers

### Example Question #21 : Real Analysis

Evaluate

Explanation:

A complement symbol means you want to only include the numbers in the universal set that do not appear in the set being complemented.

However, all the numbers in the universal set appear in itself. This means the complement of ANY universal set is the empty set.

### Example Question #1 : Complements

Evaluate

Explanation:

Always work in parentheses first. First, you need to solve the union of sets A and B. Union means to include everything in both sets without repeating any duplicates.

Now take the complement of this by including the numbers in the universal set that do not appear in A union B. This leaves

### Example Question #641 : Gre Subject Test: Math

If angle , find angle  if angles  and  are complementary.