# Negation of a Given Statement

The denial of a statement is called the negation of the statement

Consider the statement, " Feb. 15

^{th}2009 is a Sunday".

The negation of this statement could be written as,

It is false that Feb. 15

^{th}2009 is a Sunday

or

It is not the case that Feb. 15

^{th}2009 is a Sunday

or

Feb. 15

^{th}2009 is not a Sunday

If a given statement is represented by '', then negation of is symbolically represented as ''.

**Example:**

Write the negation for the following statements.

: Mahesh reads Economic Times

: Ram speaks English and Tamil

: 2 + 3 = 6

: It is raining.

**Solution:**

: It is false that Mahesh reads Economic Times.

: It is not true that Ram speaks English and Tamil.

: It is false that 2 + 3 = 6.

: It is not true that, it is not raining.

Please link the animation: " Laws of Boolean Algebra " and "Switching Circuits" from CBSE, ch.14--- Mathematical Reasoning.