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Re: Counting propositions

From: Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: 15 Jun 2004 06:54:29 -0700
Message-ID: <c0e3f26e.0406150554.6822ed6f@posting.google.com>


"x" <x-false_at_yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<40cecf85_at_post.usenet.com>...
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> "Tony" <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk> wrote in message
> news:c0e3f26e.0406150222.fe2eea5_at_posting.google.com...
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> > > Ok. But why there is a need to know this number ?
> > > It is like saying "today I made 100 affirmations".
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> > Have you never wanted to know how many of something you had? Can you
> > not envisage a large business wanting to know, for example, how many
> > employees it has?
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> Employees yes. Propositions no.

Very droll ;-)

But the fact is that from the N propositions we have that say "We have an employee named xxx with salary yyy ...", we can deduce the useful fact that we have N employees - simply by counting the propositions. Received on Tue Jun 15 2004 - 08:54:29 CDT

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