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Upper Bound of a Set

Any number that is greater than or equal to all of the elements of the set. For example, 5 is an upper bound of the interval [0,1]. So are 4, 3, 2, and 1.

 

 

 

See also

Least upper bound, lower bound, interval notation

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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