[seqfan] Re: A simple terminological question
gould at math.wvu.edu
gould at math.wvu.edu
Sun Dec 5 15:09:20 CET 2010
In ordinary logic the statement "p and q" is equivalent to "q and p",
however in our ordinary discourse they are not always equivalent because
of the temporal order so that it makes a difference whether p is
mentioned first or q. And psychological matters enter in.
An American is liable to speak of America and China rather than China and
America.
It is correct to say "you and I will go" whereas grammarians frown on
putting yourself first and saying "I and you will go".
Yes, Neil, I agree with you that 7 and 6 are not consecutive, they are
adjacent.
Henry Gould
>> Are x and y consecutive numbers for x=7, y=6?
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> I think not. But they are adjacent.
> Neil
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