### Introduction

We know that the simple statements are represented as p, q and so on. Suppose we are given a compound preposition

**p ∧ q**

There is another property of compound prepositions called the **duality. **The dual of the above statement is

**p ∨ q**

Therefore, the dual can be achieved by interchanging ∧ by ∨ or interchanging ∨ by ∧. This means ∧ and ∨ are dual of each other.

### Dual for another type of statement

We will see an example of another type of prepositional statement in which we use True or False directly instead of a variable.

For example,

**p ∨ T** is a compound preposition which True as one of the variable.

The dual of such a statement can be obtained by interchanging ∨ by ∧ and interchanging True with False.

Each of the statement can be derived from the other.

### Understanding Duality using a Truth Table

These are the truth tables for statements **(p ∧ q )** and **(p ∨ q)**.

If we interchange the **(p ∧ q )** by **(p ∨ q)**.or **(p ∨ q)**. by **(p ∧ q )** , we get the dual of each other. The truth table validate this claim. We can check this for other prepositional statement also.