Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌ stəˌfaɪ/ ?

In mathematics, one proves every claim. Each step in the proof must be justified by an axiom, a definition, or a previously proved theorem. By requiring rigorous proofs, mathematicians are able to justify or refute many claims.


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