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    "and" or "or"

    I want to say: reducing quantum noise can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and reducing technical noise also can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
    So i write like this: Both methods, reducing quantum noise or (and) technical noise, can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
    However, I am not sure which word (or, and) should i use. I need help.

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    Re: "and" or "or"

    Quote Originally Posted by axin0813 View Post
    I want to say: reducing quantum noise can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and reducing technical noise also can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
    So i write like this: Both methods, reducing quantum noise or (and) technical noise, can optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
    However, I am not sure which word (or, and) should i use. I need help.
    With word "both" you need "and". If you start with "Either method", then you would need "or".

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