# How many subsets does the set {1, 2, 3} have?

Set 'B' is said to be a subset of set 'A' if all the elements of 'B' are also present in 'A'

## Answer: The set {1, 2, 3} has 8 subsets.

A set with 'n' elements in it can have 2^{n} subsets.

**Explanation:**

The subsets of {1,2,3} are: {1}, {2}, {3}, {1,2}, {1,3}, {2,3}, {1,2,3} and { } or Ø (the empty set)