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I had a good day yesterday. It didn’t start so good. I had to go to class….boo…from 10:10 – 5:15. Yea, wasn’t excited about that. I have a good story about my math class today. After watching IU lose AGAIN on the road, I went over to Karly’s for a couple hours – definitely one of the highlights of my day. She and I watched a little TV and talked a lot about stuff. Just random stuff like the camps we work at, people we know, random other things.

ok, my math story…

We’re sitting in math class, and the problem we’re working on reads…

There are three plants that can be completed, A1, A2 and A3. Describe with a Venn Diagram the case where either plant 1 is finished on time or the other two are finished.

Seems simple enough, right? NOT! We fought with our instructor for a good 45 minuets on her interpretation. Here’s what I think *Venn Diagram included*

1. “either plant 1 is finished on time or the other two are finished.” — Translate to propositional logic.
A1 \/ (A2 /\ A3) /\ ¬(A1 /\ (A2 /\ A3))
For the non math type, this translated means the case A2 and A3 or the case A1 and Not the case A1 and the case A2 and A3.
Basically the translation for an either or is one or the other but not both.

2. Derive a Venn Diagram.

This seems reasonable. Everything works out logically and the solution is the shaded area of this diagram.

Here’s what my instructor says:

1. “either plant 1 is finished on time or the other two are finished.” — Translate to propositional logic.
A1 \/ (A2 /\ A3)
Again Translation – The case A1 or the case A2 and A3
A1 is finished on time or A2 and A3 are finished on time, or both.

2. Derive a Venn Diagram

This to me seems unreasonable. The essence of Either Or is that you have one or the other but not both. If I said “I am either going to go to the mall or go to the grocery store,” you would think that I was going to do one or the other but not both. This is the essence of our argument. Our class thinks that case 1 is the right solution and our instructor thinks that case 2 is the proper solution. Let me know what you think.

Most of you will probably think that this is a stupid argument and that you should never argue against your instructor; however, if she is going to be teaching us wrong, I want her to know that she is. This problem has been solved incorrectly by her and she won’t admit it.

I got the documentation for the software that I am helping develop for camp today. I need to read through it tonight and make my corrections and additions to the material. I’m really excited about this project and am ready to dive in. We’ve only met about design so far. That’s all I have about that right now.

There’s nothing more to say besides INDIANA WEATHER SUCKS!!! I about fell four or five times on the way to campus this morning just because the sidewalks were slick and my shoes have no traction.

That’s all I got

PPM Bowling Tonight – 7:00 p.m. in the Read Center Lounge

Quote of the day (ripped right from my profile): (I can’t remember it exactly, I’ll update this when I get home.)
“I lay before you weak and broken,
Well aware of things unspoken.
Nervous laughter breaks uneasy silence.

Your warm handshake makes me shiver,
My smile fades into the mirror,
As I’ve become ashamed of my apearance.

Thanks so much for dropping in.
I’ve been wondering how you’ve been,
And if I’d ever see you again.” — Chemo ’92, Andy Hollinden

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