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#1 2011-07-06 08:21:31

dangermulan1988
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question about how to determine Tautologies, Contradictions & Continge

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#2 2011-07-06 09:49:12

anonimnystefy
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Re: question about how to determine Tautologies, Contradictions & Continge

hi iwan_ccie

first one is a contradiction

second one is a contradiction

third one is a tautology

fourth one is contingent

and the fifth one is also contingent.


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#3 2011-07-06 09:57:16

anonimnystefy
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Re: question about how to determine Tautologies, Contradictions & Continge

hi iwan_ccie

there are several ways to determine if a proposition is a tautology or a contradiction.
the easiest one is to make a table,make columns for all the boolean variables and then plug them into the equation and if the equation is always true then it is a tautology,and if it is always incorrect than it is a contradiction.
the other one works only when you have to prove that it is a tautology.it is called reductio ad absurdum.


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#4 2011-07-06 10:07:06

dangermulan1988
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Re: question about how to determine Tautologies, Contradictions & Continge

Thanks for your answer!

So you created truth tables?
Can you show me how you did this? And how you determined the answers?

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