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logical reasoning help

Re: logical reasoning help
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2007, 12:35:35 AM »
Take the part after "unless" as necessary, the negate the other part as sufficient.

Censured --> scandal

Re: logical reasoning help
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2007, 04:05:53 AM »
This is the trick that I use. With an "unless" whatever I put as the sufficient condition I negate.

For example, censured --> serious scandal and contra positive of that is no serious scandal --> not censured.

Just remember with unless or any other negate necessary conditional markers, whatever you choose to place as the sufficient condition must be negated. Hope that helps. And before anyone points out that I am wrong, from my understanding and experience it doesn't matter whether you use the contra positive or the original statement first. You can make the proper inference from either or.

Correct me if I am wrong.