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Geo Chap 2 vocab

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Conclusion The phrase immediately following the word then in a conditional statement.
Conditional statement A statement that can be written in if-then form.
If-then statement Written in the form if p, then q.
Hypothesis The phrase immediately following the word if in a conditional statement.
Conjecture An educated guess based on known information.
Inductive reasoning The Reasoning that uses a number of specific examples to arrive at a plausible generalization or prediction.
Counterexample The one false example that proves a conjecture false.
Conditional Given hypothesis and conclusion.
Converse Exchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of the conditional.
Inverse Negating both the hypothesis and conclusion of the conditional.
Contrapositive Negating both the hypothesis and conclusion of the converse statement.
Deductive reasoning Uses facts, rules, definitions, or properties to reach logical conclusions.
Law of detachment A form of deductive reasoning that says if p to q is true and p is true, then q is also true.
Law of syllogism A formof deductive reasoning that says if p to q and q to r are true, then p to r is also true.
Postulate A statement that is accepted as true (Also known as axiom).
Theorem A statement or conjecture that has been shown to be true.
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