Pronunciation: /kənˈklu ʒən/ Explain
The end product of a set of mathematical arguments is usually a
conclusion. The conclusion states what
the writer claims is a reasonable
given the arguments. The basic outline for a
direct proof is:
- Claim: What the writer says will be proved by the arguments.
- Arguments: A set of arguments based on previously proved theorems, axioms, and definitions.
- Conclusion: Statement that the claim has been proved.
A conclusion is also part of a logical if-then statement. The format of a if-then statement
is: "if condition then conclusion".
The conclusion is a reasonable inference given the
condition. An example of a logical if-then statement is:
if a>5 then
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- Duncan, William H.. The Elements of Logic. pg 8. www.archive.org. Whiting, Backus & Whiting. 1804. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementsoflogici00dunc#page/8/mode/1up/search/conclusion. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Conclusion. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/conclusion.html.
6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/18/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
4/25/2008: Added text for if-then statements. (McAdams, David E.)
7/15/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)