Discrete Mathematics with Applications 4th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0-49539-132-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-49539-132-6

Chapter 2 - The Logic of Compound Statements - Exercise Set 2.1: 11

Answer

In this sentence, "or" is being used in the inclusive sense.

Work Step by Step

Inclusive "or" means that a team wins the playoffs if it wins two games in a row OR wins a total of three games OR both. Exclusive "or" means that a team wins the playoffs if it wins two games in a row OR wins a total of three games, BUT it loses the playoffs if it does both. Context makes clear that the former is the case, not the latter.
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