- If an endpoint is included, then use [ or ]. If not, then use ( or ). For example, the interval from -3 to 7 that includes 7 but not -3 is expressed (-3,7].

- For infinite intervals, use
**I**,**Inf**,**Infty**, or**Infinity**for ∞ (positive infinity) and**-I**,**-Inf**,**-Infty**, or**-Infinity**for -∞ (negative infinity). For example, the infinite interval containing all points greater than or equal to 6 could be expressed [6,infinity).

- If the set includes more than one interval, they are joined using the union symbol
**U**. For example, the set consisting of all points in (-3,7] together with all points in [-8,-5) is expressed [-8,-5)U(-3,7].

- If the answer is the empty set, you can specify that by using braces with nothing inside: { }

- You can use
**R**as a shorthand for all real numbers. So, it is equivalent to entering (-infinity, infinity).

- You can use set difference notation. So, for all real numbers except 3, you can use R-{3} or (-infinity, 3)U(3,infinity) (they are the same). Similarly, [1,10)-{3,4} is the same as [1,3)U(3,4)U(4,10).

- WebWork will not interpret [2,4]U[3,5] as equivalent to [2,5], unless a problem tells you otherwise. All sets should be expressed in their simplest interval notation form, with no overlapping intervals.