Posted by **Joey** on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:33pm.

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Here is the question:

Write the set of points from -2 to 4 but excluding -1 and 4 as a union of intervals

my solution to this would be: [-2,4]U(-1,4)

my reasoning:

The first set includes -2 and goes up to and includes 4, the second includes everything greater than -1 and goes to everything less than 4. This way, the integer -2 is still included. BUT, this is wrong.

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**Steve**, Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:45am
If you had all the points, you'd have [-2,4]

But, you have to exclude 4, leaving [-2,4)

Now, inside this interval, you exclude -1, so you have to break it up into two intervals:

[-2,-1)U(-1,4)

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**Linda**, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 5:11pm
Write the set of points from -5 to 1 but excluding -4 and 1 as a union of intervals

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:39pm
(-5,1)U(-4,1)

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