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Hello I am having difficulty with this question, I am not even sure what strategy one would go about proving something like this: Suppose $L$ is a language which includes an infinite list ...
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A finite set of wffs has an independent equivalent subset

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Proof through consistency

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What is an efficient nesting of mathematical theorems?

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