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## How do you prove P?

Proving “or” statements: To prove P ⇒ (Q or R), **procede by contradiction**. Assume P, not Q and not R and derive a contradiction. Proofs of “if and only if”s: To prove P ⇔ Q.

## How do I prove natural deduction?

In natural deduction, to prove an implication of the form P ⇒ Q, we **assume P, then reason under that assumption to try to derive Q**. If we are successful, then we can conclude that P ⇒ Q. In a proof, we are always allowed to introduce a new assumption P, then reason under that assumption.

## How do you prove p implies q and r?

However, if you want to show p⟹q or r, it suffices to show that p and not q implies r, as they are logically equivalent.**A proof of this:**

- Hypothesis: p→q.
- Assume p.
- By 1-2, q is true.
- By 3, q∨r is true.
- By 2-4, we have p→(q∨r).

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## How do you prove implies in logic?

**Direct Proof**

- You prove the implication p –> q by assuming p is true and using your background knowledge and the rules of logic to prove q is true.
- The assumption “p is true” is the first link in a logical chain of statements, each implying its successor, that ends in “q is true”.

## What does converse mean in logic?

converse, in logic, **the proposition resulting from an interchange of subject and predicate with each other**. Thus, the converse of “No man is a pencil” is “No pencil is a man.” In traditional syllogistics, generally only E (universal negative) and I (particular affirmative) propositions yield a valid converse.

## What is the truth value of P → q?

So because we don’t have statements on either side of the “and” symbol that are both true, the statment ~p∧q is false. So ~p∧q=F. Now that we know the truth value of everything in the parintheses (~p∧q), we can join this statement with ∨p to give us the final statement (~p∧q)∨p.

Truth Tables.

p | q | p→q |
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T |
F |
F |

F |
T |
T |

F |
F |
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## What is logically equivalent to P → q?

P → Q is logically equivalent to **¬ P ∨ Q** . Example: “If a number is a multiple of 4, then it is even” is equivalent to, “a number is not a multiple of 4 or (else) it is even.”

## What is the Contrapositive of P → q?

Contrapositive: The contrapositive of a conditional statement of the form “If p then q” is “If ~q then ~p”. Symbolically, the contrapositive of p q is **~q ~p**.

## What is a converse statement example?

Likewise, the converse statement, “**If the grass is wet, then it is raining**” is logically equivalent to the inverse statement, “If it is NOT raining, then the grass is NOT wet.”

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## Is the converse always false?

**The truth value of the converse of a statement is not always the same as the original statement**. For example, the converse of “All tigers are mammals” is “All mammals are tigers.” This is certainly not true. The converse of a definition, however, must always be true.

## What does a converse statement look like?

A converse statement is gotten by **exchanging the positions of ‘p’ and ‘q’ in the given condition**. For example, “If Cliff is thirsty, then she drinks water” is a condition. The converse statement is “If Cliff drinks water, then she is thirsty.”

## How do you write a converse statement?

To form the converse of the conditional statement, **interchange the hypothesis and the conclusion**. The converse of “If it rains, then they cancel school” is “If they cancel school, then it rains.”

## What do you mean by converse?

1 : **to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech** : talk spent a few minutes conversing about the weather The leaders were bellowing so loudly that you had to shout to converse with your dinner partner.— Christopher Buckley. 2 archaic. a : to have acquaintance or familiarity.

## Is it possible for both an implication and its converse to be false?

Sometimes both proposition and converse are true. **Sometimes both are false**. It is not true you can prove an implication is true by proving its converse is false. You could prove its negation is false (that’s the contradiction approach).

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## When you take the converse the hypothesis and conclusion?

**The converse of a statement is formed by switching the hypothesis and the conclusion**. The converse of “If two lines don’t intersect, then they are parallel” is “If two lines are parallel, then they don’t intersect.” The converse of “if p, then q” is “if q, then p.”

## What is converse in critical thinking?

The converse is **created by switching the hypothesis and conclusion, and as you can see, it changes the logic of the sentence**. Even though the logical converse of our original statement contains the same words, it does not necessarily contain the same truth value or logical content.

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