Problem 1005

The statement listed below is false. Let p represent the statement.

p: The adult human skull contain of two bones.

Express the symbolic statement   ̴p in words. What can be concluded about the resulting verbal statement?




The symbol   ̴ is translated as “not.” Therefore,    ̴p represents the negation of the given statement, p.

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

So , in words, the symbolic statement    ̴p is

The adult human skull does not consist of two bones.

The resulting verbal statement is the negation of the initial verbal statement.

Thus, the resulting verbal statement is true because the initial verbal statement is false.



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