Posted by Jen on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:11pm.
Let p represent the statement, "Jim plays football", and let q represent "Michael plays basketball". Convert the compound statements into symbols.
Jim does not play football or Michael does not play basketball.

Math  Max, Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:42pm
"Jim does not play football" is a negation of "Jim plays football," so the first part is ~p. The symbol for "or" is V. Lastly, "Michael does not play basketball" is a negation of "Michael plays basketball." Thus, the third part would be ~q.
~p V ~q
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