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Proof, Mathematical (Encarta Encyclopedia 2000)

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Author:Microsoft Encarta Online
Description: An argument that is used to show the truth of a mathematical assertion. In modern mathematics, a proof begins with one or more statements called premises and demonstrates, using the rules of logic, that if the premises are true then a particular conclusion must also be true.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri
Math Topics: Logic/Foundations

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