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Converse, inverse and contrapositive

  1. Jul 10, 2013 #1
    "All engineers have practical skills or are good at mathematics"

    to write down the converse, inverse and contrapositive for the above statement, I have to find the hypothesis and the conclusion of the statement. but how? is there any other way to write converse, inverse and contrapositive without thinking of hypothesis and conclusion ?? :confused:
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2013 #2

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    The terms "converse", "inverse" and "contrapositive" refer to implications. That is: statements of the form "If ... then ...".

    So your first task is to write it as an "if ... then ..." statement. Otherwise, the question can't be solved.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2013 #3
    "All engineers have practical skills or are good at mathematics"

    How can I write this as an "if... then.." statement ?
     
  5. Jul 10, 2013 #4

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    If you're an engineer then ...
     
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