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Definition of a word

  1. Sep 30, 2004 #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. Sep 30, 2004 #2

    mathwonk

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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. Sep 30, 2004 #3
    so showing an example would not be enough to "justify" a therom?
     
  5. Sep 30, 2004 #4

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    i only answer each question once.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2004 #5
    yeah, mathwonk kind of just answered that questoin
     
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