Geometry Vocab

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1. Inductive reasoning
Process of reasoning that a rule or statement is true because specific cases are true
2. Conjecture
A statement you believe to be true based on inductive reasoning
3. Counter example
Used to show that a conjecture is false
4. Conditional Statement
"If p, then q"
5. Hypothesis
Following the word if
6. Conclusion
part q of the conditional statment
7. Truth value
true or false
8. Converse
q to p
9. Inverse
-p to -q
10. Contrapositive
-q to -p
11. logically equivalent statements
Conditional and its contrapositive, converse, and inverse combined
12. Deductive reasoning
Process of using logic to draw conclusions from given facts
13. Biconditional Statement
"p if and only if q"
14. Proof
an argument that uses logic, definitions, properties, and previously proven statements to show that a conclusion is true
15. Theorem
Any statement that is proveable
16. Two-column proof
Listing steps on the left column and matching reasons on the right
17. Flowchart proof
Boxes and arrows to show the structure of the proof
18. Paragraph proof
A style of proof that presents the steps of the proof and their mtching reasons as sentences in a paragraph
 Author: Danielvu28 ID: 105022 Card Set: Geometry Vocab Updated: 2011-09-28T23:50:12Z Folders: Description: Mr. Guthrie Show Answers: