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# Constructing Proofs

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## Abstract

One of the most fundamental of all mathematical tasks is to establish that a given statement is in fact a true statement. We do this by means of a *proof*, a correct logical argument which demonstrates the truth of the statement as long as the initial assumptions were true. Indeed, we saw in Chapter 6 how important it is that truth in mathematics is established on a secure basis. But how often have you tried to construct a proof of some result and found yourself hopelessly lost?

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Rational Number Quadratic Equation Logical Structure Mathematical Idea Mathematical Task
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© Peter Kahn 2001