By Edward Batschelet

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In (b) the union of (EnF) and (EnG) is depicted by the hatched area which corresponds to the right side of the equation. 5) is proved. The fact that both distributive laws are valid is a remarkable property of Boolean algebra. Together with the properties A u A = A and A n A = A this shows that Boolean algebra is quite different from the ordinary algebra of numbers. 11 at the end of this chapter. In Fig. 5 we see that the population of U is subdivided into eight disjoint sets. They correspond to eight mutually exclusive classes of blood Sets and Symbolic Logic 44 types.

The trait of being a taster or a non taster is inheritable. In a randomly selected sample the ratio of tasters to nontasters was 1,139: 461. Calculate the percentages of each group. (Data from Li, 1961, p. 7. 15 % of the members of a population were affected by an epidemic disease. 8 % of the persons affected died. Calculate the mortality with respect to the entire population. 8. Write the following sums by means of the summation sign: + X 2 + X3 + X4 + X5 , b) Zo + Zl + ... + Zk, c) a3 + a4 + ...

This corresponds to the left side of Eq. 4). In (b) the intersection of (EuF) and (EuG) is depicted by the doubly hatched area. This corresponds to the right side of the equation. The two results are equal which completes the proof. Fig. 7. 4) by means of a Venn diagram Fig. 8. 5) by means of a Venn diagram Second, we consider the other possibility: En(FuG) =(EnF)u(EnG). 5) The proof is shown in Fig. 8. In (a) the doubly hatched area is the intersection of E and (F u G) which is the left side of the equation.