Implication

Pronunciation: /ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ Explain

An implication is an "If then" statement:

If antecedent then consequent.
If P implies Q, then if P is true, Q must be true, and if P is false, Q must be false. An implication is written P→Q. In this example P is the antecedent and Q is the consequent.

Example:

If the sides of a rectangle are congruent, then the rectangle is also a square. The antecedent is 'the sides of a rectangle are congruent'. The consequent is 'the rectangle is also a square'.
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McAdams, David E. Implication. 8/7/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/i/implication.html.

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