Truth table: An array on which all possible truth values of compound statements are displayed, through the display of all possible combinations of the truth values of their simple components. A truth table may be used to define truth-functional connectives; it may also be used to test the validity of many deductive arguments. To draw truth table follow this formula:
Number of rows = 2n
2 represents constant for truth and falsity.
n represents “number of discrete atomic components.”
Its means also then how many component in the given compound statement. In the below example there is only two component p and q so we draw truth table like this. 2 x 2 =4, in first column we add two Ts and two Fs and second we add one T and one F and so on. If there is 3 component we draw 8 rows. Two number of rows increase with the number of component.
For example: p≡q (If and only if Ram will pass BA, then he will join MA.)
Truth Value: The status of any statement as true, or false.
Truth-Functional Component: Any component of a compound statement whose replacement by another statement having the same truth value would not change the truth value of the compound statement.
Truth-Functional Connective: Any logical connective (including conjunction, disjunction, material implication, and material equivalence) between the components of a truth –functional compound statement.