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We use n ( S ) to refer to the number of elements in a set S , n ( X ) for the number of elements in X , etc.

In a box there are pieces of paper with the numbers from 1 to 9 written on them. A piece of paper is drawn from the box andthe number on it is noted. Let S denote the sample space, let P denote the event 'drawing a prime number', and let E denote the event 'drawing an even number'. Using appropriate notation, in how many ways is it possible to draw: i)any number? ii) a prime number? iii) an even number? iv) a number that is either prime or even? v) a number that is both prime and even?

    • Drawing a prime number: P = { 2 ; 3 ; 5 ; 7 }
    • Drawing an even number: E = { 2 ; 4 ; 6 ; 8 }
  1. The union of P and E is the set of all elements in P or in E (or in both). P E = 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 .

  2. The intersection of P and E is the set of all elements in both P and E . P E = 2 .

  3. n ( S ) = 9 n ( P ) = 4 n ( E ) = 4 n ( P E ) = 7 n ( P E ) = 2
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100 people were surveyed to find out which fast food chain (Nandos, Debonairs or Steers) they preferred. The following results were obtained:

  • 50 liked Nandos
  • 66 liked Debonairs
  • 40 liked Steers
  • 27 liked Nandos and Debonairs but not Steers
  • 13 liked Debonairs and Steers but not Nandos
  • 4 liked all three
  • 94 liked at least one
  1. How many people did not like any of the fast food chains?
  2. How many people liked Nandos and Steers, but not Debonairs?

  1. The number of people who liked Nandos and Debonairs is 27, so this is the intersection of these two events. The number of people who liked Debonairs and Steers is 13, so the intersection of Debonairs and Steers is 13. We are told that 4 people like all three options, and so this means that there are 4 people in the intersection of all three options. So we can work out that the number of people who like just Debonairs is 66 4 27 - 13 = 22 (This is simply the total number who like Debonairs minus the number of people who like Debonairs and Steers, or Debonairs and Nandos or all three). We draw the following diagram to represent the data:
  2. We are told that there were 100 people and that 94 liked at least one. So the number of people that liked none is: 100 94 = 6 . This is the answer to a).
  3. We can redraw the part of the Venn diagram that is of interest:
    Total people who like Nandos: 50
    Of these 27 like both Nandos and Debonairs, and 4 people like all three options. So we find that the total number of people who just like Nandos is: 50 27 4 = 19
    Total people who like Steers: 40
    Of these 13 like both Steers and Debonairs, and 4 like all three options. So we find that the total number of people who like just Steers is: 40 13 4 = 23
    Now use the identity n(N or S) = n(N) + n(S) n(N and S) to find the number of people who like Nandos and Steers, but not Debonairs.
    n(N or S) = n(N) + n(S) n(N and S) 28 = 23 + 19 n(N and S) n(N and S) = 14
    The Venn diagram with that represents all this information is given:
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Activity: venn diagrams

Which cellphone networks have you used or are you signed up for (e.g. Vodacom, Mtn or CellC)? Collect this information from your classmates as well. Then use the information to draw a Venn diagram (if you have more than three networks, then choose only the three most popular or draw Venn diagrams for all the combinations). Try to see if you can work out the number of people who use just one network, or the number of people who use all the networks.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
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What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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