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I am just a man who has an insatiable desire for knowledge.

"For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]."~ Philippians 4:8


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comment Satisfiability Problem: Determining Which People To Invite
I don't believe that that is so. According to the answer key, which you seem to agree with, if Kanti attends the party, then Samir MUST attend--and there is no exception. But still, the answer key claims that p only if q is the same as q implies p, yet the people who answered my question given in the link state that p only if q is the same as p implies q. Essentially my question is, how can the answer key be correct, it would appear that it is incorrect.
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
This is a very interesting answer, something of which I was seeking.
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
Okay, I believe I am beginning to understand now. Thank you.
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
Why introduce the negations? Isn't that what you are doing, "arbitrarily" introducing negations? Why can't the statement be translated as is?
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
So, the word "only" introduces a negation? Why is that so?
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
I have read them carefully, and probably have done so for over a year. I understand what sufficient conditions and necessary conditions are. I understand the conditional relationship in almost all of its forms, except the form "q only if p" What I do not understand is, why is p the necessary condition and q the sufficient condition. I am not asking, what are the sufficient and necessary conditions, rather, I am asking why.
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comment Conditional Statements: “only if”
This is the problem I am having. When you have the statement "q if p," it translates to "p implies q;" and this makes sense: q can only be true if p is true. Now, when I see the statement "p only if q," I simply see this as a stronger version of "q if p," and should thus be translated in the same way.
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