TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

youknowryan
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TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby youknowryan » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:23 pm

People never learn to program a computer by reading poorly written directions.

I take this to mean that the sufficient condition is poorly written directions and the necessary condition is never learning to program a computer.

Reworded as if/then:

If one reads poorly written directions, then they will never learn to program a computer.

Diagrammed:

poorly written directions->~program computer

Am I close?

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s0ph1e2007
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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:25 pm

if you learn to read a computer you didn't read poorly written directions

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A Swift
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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby A Swift » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:36 pm

Handy trick:

No A is B = A -> Not B

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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby youknowryan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:41 pm

Do I have it?
~PC->PWD
~PWD->PC

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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:45 pm

youknowryan wrote:Do I have it?
~PC->PWD
~PWD->PC

I'm reading it as

PWD => ~PC
PC => ~PWD

It doesn't say ONLY people who read poorly written directions never learn how to program a computer.

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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby bartleby » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:16 pm

youknowryan wrote:Do I have it?
~PC->PWD
~PWD->PC


You had it right the first time.

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Re: TOUGH Conditional Statement- HELP!

Postby JJDancer » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:27 pm

QUOTE OP:
If one reads poorly written directions, then they will never learn to program a computer.

Diagrammed:

poorly written directions->~program computer


^^ That's correct. If learned to program comp --> didn't read poorly written directions
(contrapositive)




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