Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing

, Volume 59, Issue 1–2, pp 597–630 | Cite as

Rankings and operations for interval type-2 fuzzy numbers: a review and some new methods

  • Moslem Javanmard
  • Hassan Mishmast NehiEmail author
Original Research


Interval type-2 fuzzy numbers (IT2FNs) are a particular kind of type-2 fuzzy numbers (T2FNs). In most scientific works, since arithmetic operations required IT2FNs are simpler than those of T2FNs, mathematical calculations on IT2FNs are used more frequently rather than the T2FNs. Hence, in recent decades, the study on IT2FNs have been intensified significantly. These numbers can be explained by trapezoidal and triangular forms. In this article, first, the concept of general interval type-2 trapezoidal fuzzy numbers (GIT2TrFNs) and then arithmetic operations among them are introduced. Next, three new ranking methods are suggested for GIT2TrFN. Finally, several examples are used to illustrate and compare new ranking methods with others.


Fuzzy number (FN) General interval type-2 trapezoidal fuzzy number (GIT2TrFN) General interval type-2 triangular fuzzy number (GIT2TFN) General type-1 trapezoidal fuzzy number (GT1TrFN) General type-1 triangular fuzzy number (GT1TFN) Interval type-2 fuzzy number (IT2FN) Membership function (MF) Type-2 fuzzy number (T2FN) 

Mathematics Subject Classification

90C70 94D05 


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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Sistan and BaluchestanZahedanIran

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