The question is,
"Write each of these statements in the form “if p, then q” in English. [Hint:Refer to the list of common ways to express conditional statements.]
a) It snows whenever the wind blows from the northeast.
b)The apple trees will bloom if it stays warm for a week.
c) That the Pistons win the championship implies that they beat the Lakers.
d)It is necessary to walk 8 miles to get to the top of Long’s Peak.
e) To get tenure as a professor, it is sufficient to be world- famous.
f) If you drive more than 400 miles, you will need to buy gasoline.
g)Your guarantee is good only if you bought your CD player less than 90 days ago.
h)Jan will go swimming unless the water is too cold.
I am having a little trouble with c), g), and h).
For c): Presumably, it would appear that this sentence is discussing a championship match, one between the Lakers and Pistons. Hence, I am having difficulty seeing why it has to be written a particular way. Doesn't "If the Pistons win the championship, then they beat the Lakers," and "If the Pistons beat the Lakers, then they win the championship," convey the same meaning?
For g): This is another instance of me not seeing why this conditional statement has to be written any particular way. To me, "If you bought your CD player less than 90 days ago, then your guarantee is good," and "If your guarantee is good, then you bought your CD player less than 90 days ago," convey the same meaning.
For h): I wrote, "If the water is too cold, then Jan won't go swimmming;" however, the answer key says, "If the water is NOT too cold, then Jan will go swimming." Would my answer be acceptable?