Definition of a word

  1. 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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  3. mathwonk

    mathwonk 9,846
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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.
     
  4. so showing an example would not be enough to "justify" a therom?
     
  5. mathwonk

    mathwonk 9,846
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    i only answer each question once.
     
  6. yeah, mathwonk kind of just answered that questoin
     
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