# Implication and Iff

The Symbols and

## Implication:

Implication says "if ... then"

### Example:

If both a and b are odd numbers then (a+b) is even

can be written as:

both a and b are odd numbers (a+b) is even

The reason it points to the right is that it might not be true the other way

### Example:

Just because (a+b) is even does not mean that a and b are odd (they could be both even)

## Iff:

Iff stands for "if and only if"

It is an implication that goes **both ways**.

Example:

x + y = 3 x = 3 - y

That one is true both ways!