1. ## discrete maths

help !

Decide which of the following sentences are propositions: (6 2 Marks)
a) Fish can swim.
b) I will be there in three days time.
c) Please, will you shut up?
d) Its 3:30pm.
e) I declare you married.
f) Its about time you started question 2.

2. ## Propositions

Hello sabina_19
Originally Posted by sabina_19
help !

Decide which of the following sentences are propositions: (6 2 Marks)
a) Fish can swim.
b) I will be there in three days time.
c) Please, will you shut up?
d) Its 3:30pm.
e) I declare you married.
f) Its about time you started question 2.
A proposition is a statement that has a truth value - it's either true or false. (But note that you don't necessarily have to know what that value is.)

So (a) is a proposition. It doesn't matter whether or not fish can swim; the fact is that this statement may be true or false.

(b) is a proposition. We don't know whether or not it is true, but the fact is that either you will be there in three days time, or you won't.

(c) is not a proposition. It's not making a true-or-false statement.

(d) is a proposition. It's either 3.30 pm or it isn't.

(e) is not a proposition. Don't confuse this with the statement 'You are married' which is either true or false.

(f) is either true or false. So it is a proposition.