Problem 1051

Let p and q represent the following statements.

p:  There are 33 books in the New Testament.

q: H2O is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide.

Express the following statement symbolically.

There are not 33 books in the New Testament.

 

Solution:-

 

The negation of a statement is a statement that has a meaning that is opposite that of the original meaning.

The statement is the negation of the statement p.

The negation of a statement is expressed by writing the symbol “ ~ “ before the letter representing the statement. Therefore, the statement is expressed symbolically as ~p.

 

 

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