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Make sure you indicate which step(s) each derivation rule refers to. p 3. Make sure you indicate which step(s) each derivation rule refers to. p→(¬q ∨ r) 4. Why or why not? 5. Why or why not? 6. Make sure you indicate which step(s) each derivation rule refers to. p ∧ r 7. Justify each conclusion with a derivation rule. Therefore, Joe is not artistic. Therefore, Lingli is athletic. Therefore, Monique may vote. In other words, she has never been north of Saskatoon and she has never been south of Santo Domingo.

A) a ∧ b is stronger than a. (b) a is stronger than a ∨ b. (c) a ∧ b is stronger than a ∨ b. (d) b is stronger than a → b. 19. Which statement is stronger? • Q is a square. • Q is a rectangle. Explain. 20. Which statement is stronger? • Manchester United is the best football team in England. • Manchester United is the best football team in Europe. Explain. 21. Which statement is stronger? • n is divisible by 3. • n is divisible by 12. Explain. 22. In other words, in order to know that Q is true, it is sufficient to know that P is true.

Every pentagon borders some hexagon. 3. Every hexagon borders another hexagon. Simplify the negated statements so that no quantifier or connective lies within the scope of a negation. Translate your negated statement back into English. Solution: The formalizations of these statements are as follows. 1. (∀x)(∀y)((P(x) ∧ P(y)) → ¬B(x, y)) 2. (∀x)(P(x) → (∃y)(H(y) ∧ B(x, y))) 3. (∀x)(H(x) → (∃y)(H(y) ∧ B(x, y))) We’ll negate (2), and leave the others as exercises. See if you can figure out the reasons for each equivalence.