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Phymath
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Sep30-04, 06:52 PM
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when dealing with proofs, what does the word "Justify" mean? does it mean show an example or prove for all cases?
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Sep30-04, 07:03 PM
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it means prove it. An example might "substantiate", or "confirm" a statement, or "lend credence" to it, but would not "justify" it.
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Sep30-04, 07:16 PM
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so showing an example would not be enough to "justify" a therom?

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Sep30-04, 07:33 PM
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Definition of a word

i only answer each question once.
daveed
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Sep30-04, 08:58 PM
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yeah, mathwonk kind of just answered that questoin


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