what is indirect proof?

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Oct 20th, 2015

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Before proving if a statement is true, its beneficial to ask yourself " What if the statement  was not true?" . Then examine the result. This premise is known as proof by contradiction

Steps

  • Make the assumption that the opposite of what you are trying to prove is true
  • Then see what conclusion can e drawn from the assumptions
  • Contradict the a piece of the given information by drawing false conclusions
  • The assumption is false since it will lead to a false conclusion
  • if the opposite assumption is false then you will know what you are trying to prove is true
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Oct 20th, 2015

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