# Negation of a Statement | Don't Memorise | Summary and Q&A

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Negation of a Statement | Don't Memorise

## TL;DR

Mathematical statements can be negated by denying the statement, not by stating the opposite.

## Key Insights

• 💌 Mathematical statements are denoted using lowercase letters (P, Q, R, etc.).
• ❓ The negation of a statement is the denial of the statement, not the opposite.
• 💌 The negation of a statement is denoted by adding a tilde (~) to the letter used to denote the actual statement.
• ❓ Negation of statements does not imply stating the opposite.
• 👥 Negation of a group statement involves adding "it's not the case" or "it's false" at the start, followed by finding the negation of the statement.
• 👥 The negation of a group statement implies the existence of at least one entity that does not satisfy the condition.
• #️⃣ Negation of a statement about a group of numbers involves stating the existence of a number with a different property.

## Transcript

in our previous video we studied what mathematical statements are but do we know how they are denoted yes mathematical statements are generally denoted using lowercase letters like P Q R and so on so it can also be written as this pretty simple isn't it now that we've understood mathematical statements completely let's try and understand the negati... Read More

## Questions & Answers

### Q: How are mathematical statements denoted?

Mathematical statements are generally denoted using lowercase letters like P, Q, R, etc.

### Q: What is the negation of a statement?

The negation of a statement is the denial of the statement, not the opposite. It is obtained by adding a tilde (~) to the letter used to denote the actual statement.

### Q: What is the correct way to negate the statement "Jordan is short"?

The correct negation of the statement "Jordan is short" would be "Jordan is not tall." The negation denies the statement but does not state the opposite.

### Q: How should the statement "Mango is a fruit" be negated?

The correct negation of the statement "Mango is a fruit" would be "Mango is not a vegetable." The negation denies the statement but does not correct it.

## Summary & Key Takeaways

• Mathematical statements are denoted using lowercase letters like P, Q, R, etc.

• The negation of a statement is the denial of the statement, not the opposite of the statement.

• The negation of a statement is denoted by adding a tilde (~) to the letter used to denote the actual statement.