Hypothesis

Definition of Hypothesis

  • Hypothesis is the part of a conditional statement just after the word if.

Examples of Hypothesis

  • In the conditional, "If all fours sides of a quadrilateral measure the same, then the quadrilateral is a square" the hypothesis is "all fours sides of a quadrilateral measure the same".

Solved Example on Hypothesis

In the example above, is the hypothesis "all fours sides of a quadrilateral measure the same" always, never, or sometimes true?

Choices:

A. always

B. never

C. sometimes

Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: The hypothesis is sometimes true. Because, its true only for a square and a rhombus, not for the other quadrilaterals rectangle, parallelogram,  or  trapezoid.

Related Terms for Hypothesis

  • Statement
  • Conditional

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