Condition
Pronunciation: /kənˈdɪ ʃən/ Explain
A condition is statement that must be true for a
given statement or theorem to hold.^{[1]} In the math statement
'y=1/x, x≠0', the inequality x≠0
is a condition that must hold for the statement y=1/x to be true.
Notice that, in this case, 1 is being divided by
x. Since division by zero is
undefined,
x
can not be zero, hence x≠0.
A statement is conditional statement if its truth depends on a
condition.
References
- Duncan, William H.. The Elements of Logic. pp 130-131. www.archive.org. Whiting, Backus & Whiting. 1804. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementsoflogici00dunc#page/130/mode/1up/search/condition. Buy the book
- Atwater, Lymon H. Manual of Elementary Logic. revised edition. pg 92. www.archive.org. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1895. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/manualofelementa00atwarich#page/92/mode/1up/search/condition. Buy the book
More Information
- McAdams, David E.. Criterion. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/27/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/criterion.html.
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McAdams, David E. Condition. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/condition.html.
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