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lathlee
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Is this acceptable which btw I also agree with you guys answer sheet in the back

9. Logically negate the following statement.

Statement: The councilman cannot speak unless the mayor allows his name to appear on the list

logical negation:

the councilman can speak EVEN IF the mayor allows his name to appear on the list.
Claire Horan
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No, lathlee, your logical negation doesn't work. It would work perfectly if it said, instead:

The councilman can speak EVEN IF the mayor DOES NOT allow his name to appear on the list.

The original statement says that having one's name allowed on the mayor's list is a requirement for speaking. So the negation will say that the name on the list is NOT a requirement.