Either, or? Only though?

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Either, or? Only though?

Postby dontsaywhatyoumean » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:09 am

"Reading must be located in the same aisle as either Fantasy or Music".

Am I supposed to interpret that as meaning that R could be in a section including both F and M as well (barring any additional restrictions)?

It doesn't say *only* F or M.

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Re: Either, or? Only though?

Postby proteinshake » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:10 am

yes, it could be with both.

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Re: Either, or? Only though?

Postby dontsaywhatyoumean » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:14 am

Thanks. I wondered because of one of the questions asked what could be a list of sections in an isle, and did not say only, but the answer requires that you treat the list as only including those sections.

Same game.

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Re: Either, or? Only though?

Postby tskela » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:21 am

they'll tell you if they mean the exclusive or

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Re: Either, or? Only though?

Postby mudiverse » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:51 am

tskela wrote:they'll tell you if they mean the exclusive or


"Reading must be located in the same aisle as either Fantasy or Music, but not both".

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Re: Either, or? Only though?

Postby Deardevil » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:18 pm

Yup.

This sounds like a grouping game,
so imagine if there are only an in-group and out-group while F and M are both out,
if R HAS to be with at least one of those entities, then you know R must be in the out-group as well.

"Either X or Y, but NOT BOTH" or "Either A or ELSE B" signals exclusivity.



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