A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 4 years ago
Shelly, Susan, and Samantha are all working at an amusement park for the summer. The manager finds out that one of them left the key in the door to the security office. When he asked them who did it, they replied:
Shelly: Samantha did it.
Susan: Shelly did not do it.
Samantha: I didn’t do it.
The manager concluded that Shelly left the key in the security room’s door.
Use an indirect proof to show that the manager was wrong and that Shelly did not leave the key in the security room’s door.
PLEASE HELP ME!
anonymous
 4 years ago
Shelly, Susan, and Samantha are all working at an amusement park for the summer. The manager finds out that one of them left the key in the door to the security office. When he asked them who did it, they replied: Shelly: Samantha did it. Susan: Shelly did not do it. Samantha: I didn’t do it. The manager concluded that Shelly left the key in the security room’s door. Use an indirect proof to show that the manager was wrong and that Shelly did not leave the key in the security room’s door. PLEASE HELP ME!

This Question is Closed

ParthKohli
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0By what they said, we can say that: \[\Large {\cancel{Shelly} \cancel {Samantha} Susan}\] Susan is the only one left. Susan was the one who did it.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hmm . . . well, I don't remember much about indirect proofs, but here goes! If Shelly says that Samantha did it, then we have to find out if Samantha did it. If Samantha says that she didn't do it, then Samantha didn't do it. So, we can conclude that Samantha didn't do it. Let's looks at Susan: If Susan says that Shelly didn't do it, then Shelly didn't do it. If both Shelly and Samantha didn't do it, then Susan did it. So, based upon this indirect proof, Shelly didn't do it, and Susan did leave the key in the security room's door. Hope this helps! :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is that the way it would be used in an indirect proof?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure if this is a correctlyworded indirect proof, though. I do remember that you have to have "if . . . then" in the statement.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh. well all i need an outlie, i just couldn't figure out the actual problem lol. but i can put it into a actual proof now. thanks :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're very welcome! :) Good luck on your assignment!
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.