This is a free lesson from our course in Algebra I
This lesson explains how to identify the hypothesis and conclusions in an argument. A hypothesis is something that is taken
to be true for the purpose of an argument or an investigation. It is typically a
part of a conditional statement and follows the word "if". The conclusion,
on the other hand, is the conditional statement's part that follows the word "then".
E.g., in the statement "If it is raining outside, then you'll need an umbrella",
"it is raining" is the hypothesis and "you'll need an umbrella" is the conclusion. E.g. Determine a valid conclusion that follows from the statement “If it is Saturday, then Sarah is
wearing red shoes” for the given conditions. (More text below video...)
(Continued from above)If a valid conclusion does not follow, write no valid
conclusion and explain why.
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Sarah is wearing red shoes.
The conclusion is true. If it is Saturday then the hypothesis is true also. However, if Sarah is wearing
red shoes on Sunday then the hypothesis is false. Therefore, there is no valid conclusion.
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It is Saturday.
It is Saturday, so the hypothesis is true.
Conclusion: Sara is wearing red shoes.
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