# Need help with this problem.

1. May 19, 2007

### jmich79

is this true or false and why?
If 12/c^2, then 12/c

2. May 19, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
What work have you done so far?

3. May 20, 2007

### ZioX

Are you sure that's the entire question? If it is, return to sender. As it stands the question has no answer. You can arbitrarily determine its truthiness. Even your gut feeling would be a valid argument.

Can you think of why there is no answer? What does 12/c<sup>2</sup> mean? What does 12/c mean? What is the connection between the two? What is the inference you are trying to establish?

Last edited: May 20, 2007
4. May 20, 2007

### matticus

12 divides 18^2 but 12 doesn't divide 18.

5. May 20, 2007

### jmich79

I've placed some numbers in for c and c^2 to see if it works. But i do not get the wordin of the question. i would believe any value of c would work except zero.

6. May 20, 2007

### matticus

jmich i provided you with a counterexample if i understood the question right. therefore the statement is false.