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Dec 20th, 2007 12:28
Knud van Eeden, Vikram Singh,
  Knud van Eeden  16 April 2005  06:47 pm  Math: Proof: What is a proof?  The methodology wherein hypothesis leads to conclusion. This deductive process is known as proof. A chain of coupled TRUE only statements, working from begin statements to final conclusions. A proof is a chain of logical reasoning (something like IF this is TRUE and that is TRUE and that is TRUE and that is TRUE, ..., THEN this MUST be TRUE).   Your aim is to start from some assumptions and to arrive trough a chain of true statements to what you have to show.   Book: see also:  [book: source: Davis, Philip  the mathematical experience  p. 7]   Internet: see also:  