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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.

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    "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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