# Symbolic Arguments

if the canteen is full, then we can go for a walk.
we can go for a walk and we will not get thirsty.
if we go for a walk, then the canteen is not full.

A)translate the argument into symbolic form.
B)determine if the argument is valid or invalid

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 Oct 05, 2011 Symbolic Arguments by: Staff Question: if the canteen is full, then we can go for a walk. we can go for a walk and we will not get thirsty. therefore, if we go for a walk, then the canteen is not full. A)translate the argument into symbolic form. B)determine if the argument is valid or invalid Answer: ∧: “and”symbol ∨: “or” symbol ~: “negation” (not) symbol A)translate the argument into symbolic form. p = canteen is full q = we can go for a walk r = get thirsty p → q q ∧~r B)determine if the argument is valid or invalid [(p → q) ∧(q ∧~r)] → ~ p Argument is invalid. See row 2 of truth table. All possible combinations of p, q, and r are shown in the following Truth Table. There are 8 possible combinations (2³ = 8): ......p.......q........r........~r........(q∧~r ) 1....T......T........T........F........F 2....T......T........F........T........T 3....T......F........T........F........F 4....T......F........F........T........F 5....F......T........T........F........F 6....F......T........F........T........T 7....F......F........T........F........F 8....F......F........F........T........F Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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