Today’s Birthday: John Venn

It's August 4, and mathematician John Venn was born 180 years ago today.  If you don't recognize his first name, you're not alone.  You're probably much more familiar with his last name and may have seen something called a Venn diagram in a math class.  A Venn diagram is graphic representation of the relationships of things in a set.  Usually it consists of two or more circles, and when it is completed properly, it will give you some very useful information, such as what items are common to all sets or what items are common to just two sets or finally what items are common to just one set.  You can learn more about Venn diagrams by taking our math courses, and once you've mastered them, they can be a valuable resource for you in all of your classes.

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