Claim

Pronunciation: /kle…™m/ Explain

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

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

References

  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, claim. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 34. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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.
  • McAdams, David E.. Truth Value. www.allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/5/2019. truthvalue.html.

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McAdams, David E. Claim. 3/5/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/claim.html.

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Revision History

3/5/2019: Added header row to table of examples. Added vocabulary links. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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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