Conditional Statement
Pronunciation: /kənˈdɪ ʃə nl ˈsteɪt mənt/ Explain
The statement, "If A then B,"
is a conditional statement.^{[1]}
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
- conditional. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditional.
- Gardner, Martin. Logic Machines and Diagrams. pg 64. www.archive.org. McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1958. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/logicmachinesand027474mbp#page/n77/mode/1up/search/conditional. Buy the book
- Lightfoot, Rev. John. Elementary Logic for University and Certificate. pg 43-44. www.archive.org. Ralph, Holland & Co.. 1905. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementarylogicf00lighrich#page/43/mode/1up/search/conditional. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Conditional Statement. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/conditionalstatement.html.
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