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Logic Question:
A positive integer is prime only if it has no other divisors other than 1 and itself.
Why is the p here "A positive integer is prime" and not "it has no other divisors other than 1 and itself."
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Logic Question: A positive integer is prime only if it has no other divisors other than 1 and itself. Why is the p here "A positive integer is prime" and not "it has no other divisors other than 1 and itself."
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joemath314159Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So we dont have to worry about negative numbers.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how does that relate?
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
by p im referring to p and q by the way something like \(p \rightarrow q\)
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farmdawgnationBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The p is the conditional.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
p succeeds the "if" right?
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farmdawgnationBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So you'd rewrite this as, If positive integer n is prime, it has no other divisors other than 1 and itself. However, you CAN'T say.. If n has no other divisors than 1 and itself, it is a positive integer.
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farmdawgnationBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That'd be a problem.
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
"only if" works like "if" in reverse.
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joemath314159Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ah, i misunderstood. I would read that statement as: If a number has no divisors other than one and itself, then it is prime.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
...i didn't know that....
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
are there any other phrases that work as if in reverse?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
A if B becomes B only if A
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
A is necessary for B means \(B\rightarrow A\). A is sufficient for B means \(A\rightarrow B\). A if B means \(B\rightarrow A\) A only if B means \(A\rightarrow B\)
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahh just what i needed. what about necessary but not sufficient?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
necessary but not sufficient basically is the same as necessary.
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
necessary and sufficient is biconditional.
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The best thing to do is use 'rain' and 'clouds' and see if it makes sense. Then remember that rain implies clouds.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[(B \rightarrow A) \wedge (\neg A \rightarrow B)\] like that?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but clouds don't imply rain.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because i remember something that said necessary but not sufficient and had this solution \[(q \rightarrow (\neg r \wedge \neg p)) \wedge \neg((\neg r \wedge \neg p) \rightarrow q)\]
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the statement was this: For hiking to be safe, it is necessary but not sufficient that berries be not ripe along the trail and for grizzly bears not to have been seen in the area
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I mean you could perhaps say \((B\rightarrow A) \wedge \neg (A\rightarrow B)\)
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the p, q, r are these: p: Grizzly bears have been sean in the area q: hiking is safe r: berries are ripe along the trail
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so any explanations for that?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well if \(B\rightarrow A\) means necessary and \(A\rightarrow B\) means sufficient then necessary but not sufficient could be written as \(B\rightarrow A)\wedge \neg (A\rightarrow B\))
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahh yes. makes sense
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But there is a big of an ambiguity for me, because when they say necessary and not sufficient, do they mean necessary but not necessarily sufficient, or necessary and never sufficient.
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's why i hate math.....
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