Let p and q represent the following statements.

p: There are 33 books in the New Testament.

q: H_{2}O 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.