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## poprockandrews 3 years ago wat is a hypothesis?

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1. dpaInc

in a theorem, the hypothesis is the "if" statement...

2. cornitodisc

A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.

3. poprockandrews

wat is the meaning for hypothesis?

4. rebeccaskell94

hypothesis |hīˈpäθəsis| noun ( pl. -ses |-ˌsēz|) a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation : professional astronomers attacked him for popularizing an unconfirmed hypothesis. • Philosophy a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth. ORIGIN late 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek hupothesis ‘foundation,’ from hupo ‘under’ + thesis ‘placing.’

5. SmoothMath

Good to see that Becca's ctrl, c, and v keys are functioning properly. c:

6. SOUTHERNPRIDE

it's a bananana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. SOUTHERNPRIDE

rofl jk

8. rebeccaskell94

c;

9. tapan2721

hypothesis is an assumption we take before we go about proving it.

10. SmoothMath

Well said, tapan.

11. SmoothMath

And welcome to OpenStudy =)

12. ParthKohli

A hypothesis is used in indirect proofs, and proofs by contradiction.

13. SOUTHERNPRIDE

thank you

14. ParthKohli

SmoothMath: Don't act as an ambassador. You'd be a moderator :)

15. SOUTHERNPRIDE

ya thats my job jk lol

16. SmoothMath

Haha I'd never be either, at least officially.

17. SmoothMath

The moderating team is mostly not very hyped on me, and understandably so.

18. rebeccaskell94

lol well I give you props ;)

19. SOUTHERNPRIDE

thank you

20. SmoothMath

You're welcome, Southern Pride. Hail Dixie.

21. SOUTHERNPRIDE

yes another dixe man

22. rebeccaskell94

lol

23. SOUTHERNPRIDE

we will rise again!!!!! lol

24. SmoothMath

Heck yes man. It's my all time favorite variety of cup, after Solo.

25. SOUTHERNPRIDE

haha not funny :P

26. rebeccaskell94

I thought it was funny xD

27. SOUTHERNPRIDE

28. brittneyy18rm

a theorem based on opionated observations

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