If-then Statement

Definition of If-then Statement

  • If-then statement is a conditional statement in the form If A, then B, where A is a hypothesis and B is a conclusion. An if-then statement is used in deductive reasoning.

Examples of If-then Statement

  • If two rays have a common vertex, then they form an angle.
  • If two lines intersect, then their intersection is a point.

       

Solved Example on If-then Statement

Identify the if-then form of the given statement.

A regular polygon has all its sides equal. 

Choices:

A. If a polygon has all its sides equal, then it is regular.

B. A polygon is regular, if it has all its sides equal.

C. If a polygon is regular, then it has all its sides equal.

D. A regular polygon has all its sides equal.

Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: Among the statements listed, the if-then statement in choice C is correct.

Related Terms for If-then Statement

  • Hypothesis
  • Conclusion
  • Deductive Reasoning

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