# Conditional Statement

Pronunciation: /kənˈdɪ.ʃə.nl ˈsteɪt.mənt/ Explain

The statement, "If A then B," is a conditional statement.[2] It says the B is true whenever A is true. In this statement A is the condition or criterion. B is the claim.

#### Example

"If a triangle is equilateral, then all the angles are equal."

"a triangle is equilateral" is the condition.

"all the angles are equal" is the claim.

### References

1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, conditional statement. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 42. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
2. conditional. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditional. Buy the book
3. Gardner, Martin. Logic Machines and Diagrams. pg 64. www.archive.org. McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1958. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/logicmachinesand027474mbp#page/n77/mode/1up/search/conditional. Buy the book
4. Lightfoot, Rev. John. Elementary Logic for University and Certificate. pg 43-44. www.archive.org. Ralph, Holland & Co.. 1905. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementarylogicf00lighrich#page/43/mode/1up/search/conditional. Buy the book

McAdams, David E. Conditional Statement. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/conditionalstatement.html.

### Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)