Thursday, November 11, 2010

On "inverse relationships"


It's been a long time since I've blogged and maybe that's a good thing. Because there is an "inverse relationship" between the amount of time I have to blog and the state of the economy. In a nutshell, the better the economy gets, the busier I am, the less time I have to blog!

And in case that was not clear enough, let me borrow a definition from Wikipedia:

"The inverse and the converse of a conditional are logically equivalent to each other, just as the conditional and its contra positive are logically equivalent to each other. But the inverse of a conditional is not inferable from the conditional. For example, "If it's not raining, then Sam will not meet Jack at the movies." cannot be inferred from "If it's raining, then Sam will meet Jack at the movies.". It could easily be the case that Sam and Jack are attending the movies no matter the weather."

And if you are still having difficulty with this concept maybe this will help.... or maybe not!

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