Write the negation of the following statement. All the stars are shining if it is night.

EXERCISE 1.8Q 1.1   PAGE 21
Exercise 1.8 | Q 1.1 | Page 21

Write the negation of the following statement.

All the stars are shining if it is night.


SOLUTION

Let q : All stars are shining.

p : It is night.

The given statement in symbolic form is p → q. It’s negation is ~ (p → q) ≡ p ∧ ~ q

∴ The negation of a given statement is ‘It is night and some stars are not shining’.