# What are the logical/mathematical symbols for ''but'' ''hence'' and ''so''?

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- JBLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
English words get used in a variety of ways. For example: the word "but" has slightly different meanings in each of: "all but one", "but that is not true", "it never rains but it pours", "I am old, but you are young". So, if you decide to translate "but" into a single mathematical symbol you will soon run into difficulties. This is even more likely with the words "and" and "or".

That said, sometimes the following translation works:

but ........ ⋀

hence ... ( three dots forming a triangle, this is not available as a character here)

so ...... ( three dots forming a triangle, this is not available as a character here)

Also, the symbols ├ and → and => may sometimes be appropriate for hence or so.

- LoraLv 44 years ago
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No, people generally say "if" and/or "else." Kind of similar. I have no idea. I'm talking about Java. :P