Pronunciation: /əˈsʌmp.ʃən/ Explain
An assumption is a statement that is taken to be true
without proof. The difference between an
and an assumption is that the assumption does not
introduce new ideas. An assumption only organizes existing ideas.
- Let x >= 0
- The quadrilateral has four equal sides.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, assumption. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 21. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Assumption. 1/24/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/assumption.html.
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