Claim

Pronunciation: /kle…™m/ Explain

A claim is a statement that is to be proved.[1] A claim can be true or false. A proof shows that a claim is true. A disproof shows that a claim is false. Table 1 contains examples of claims.

1All squares are rectangles.
2 1+2+3+...+n = (n(n+1))/2
Table 1: Examples of claims.

More Information

  • Proof. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/27/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/proof.html.

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McAdams, David E. Claim. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/claim.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/11/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
12/12/2008: Added 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
11/25/2008: Changed equation to image. (McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2008: Added an example. (McAdams, David E.)
6/16/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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