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Discrete Math Exam Question

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"For the router to support the new address space it is necessary that the latest software release be installed."

I said

Q: The latest software released be installed
R: The router to support the new address space.

I interpreted this as Q is necessary for R, therefore R => Q.

The professor has

Let Q be The router supports the new address space.
Let R be The latest software release is installed.

R => Q

Am I interpreting the sentence incorrectly?
 

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Dick
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Yeah, I'm afraid so. If I read that in a software release statement I might think the latest software release would support the new address space. But it doesn't really say that. It just says that an older release WILL NOT support the new address space. It doesn't really promise that the new one will. Nice marketing ploy.
 
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Yeah, I'm afraid so. If I read that in a software release statement I might think the latest software release would support the new address space. But it doesn't really say that. It just says that an older release WILL NOT support the new address space. It doesn't really promise that the new one will. Nice marketing ploy.
It's saying "that the latest software release be installed" is necessary "for the router to support the new address space."

"a necessary condition for p is q"

"q is necessary for p"

P => Q
 
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It's saying "that the latest software release be installed" is necessary "for the router to support the new address space."

"a necessary condition for p is q"

"q is necessary for p"

P => Q
No, if q is necessary for p then p->q.
 
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No, if q is necessary for p then p->q.
That's what I just typed.

P => Q
 
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Dick
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That's what I just typed.

P => Q
Sure, sorry. Wow, that was fast.
 

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