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Topic: What makes a mathematics statement true?
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Re: What makes a mathematics statement true?
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 12:15 PM
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On Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:48:46 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

>What makes a mathematics statement true

"True" in mathematics doesn't mean absolute truth -- whatever that
is. It means "truth" in a particular system which system is set in a
universe specified by the axioms.
Once the system is established, and a type of logic agreed upon
(normally it's bi-valued logic) then "true" means proven using only
the logiic, the system properties, and other previously proven

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