A will ensure B -- does this mean A -> B or B -> A?

_oshun1__oshun1_ Alum Member

Finally done with the LR section of CC and going through my notes.

I dont remember which exact LR question this is from but I remember one of the questions said something along the lines of "doing A will ensure that B happens."
I have in my notes A -> B, but I want to make sure I didnt write that down wrong.
It sounds like A is sufficient for the occurence of B, not that A is necessary to make B happen.


  1. A will ensure B48 votes
    1. A->B
    2. B->A


  • keets993keets993 Alum Member 🍌
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    I agree with you, I think it's A -> B. Because all we know is that confirming A will ensure that B happens. But we don't know anything else about B. We don't know that if B happened that A must have happened.

  • _____Wale_____Wale Alum Member
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    I agree. I translated it as "It is always the case that when A happens B happens." By that logic, it should be A --> B.

  • acsimonacsimon Alum Member
    1264 karma

    Your intuitions are right on this one.

  • testfromawaytestfromaway Alum Member
    280 karma

    "Doing A will ensure that B happens" means if A -> B. B could happen without A, but meeting the condition of A will require that B follows.

  • _oshun1__oshun1_ Alum Member
    3652 karma

    Thanks y'all!

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