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Geometry Proofs

  1. May 22, 2009 #1
    Is there a point to geometric proofs? The ones that I have encountered are so obvious that it almost seems useless to have to use them for anything.
     
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  3. May 22, 2009 #2
    I always hated the ones that we had to do in high school geometry class. They destroy everything enjoyable about solving a geometric problem by reducing it to a systematic process. If you don't like them don't let it turn you off from geometry or proofs in general.
     
  4. May 22, 2009 #3

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    The purpose of Geometric proofs is to understand the truth or falsity of a Geometric relationship or Geometric statement. Performing easy proofs develops your ability to do proofs which enables you enough intellectual conditioning and content knowledge to perform more difficult proofs.
     
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