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SetsunaYuregeshi
 one year ago
In geometry we learn theorems and postulates, but what does a theorem and postulate mean? What is the difference between the two?
SetsunaYuregeshi
 one year ago
In geometry we learn theorems and postulates, but what does a theorem and postulate mean? What is the difference between the two?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A postulate is a statement that is assumed true without proof. A theorem is a true statement that can be proven.

SetsunaYuregeshi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So a postulate can't be proven?

pooja195
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A postulate is something that is commonly accepted as true statement, but cannot be proved. A theorem can be proved.

Compassionate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A Postulate is something that we agree is true. For example, it is postulated that we are living. We can't really prove or define life, but it is given. e.g., a line is straight. We don't need to prove this because we already know a line is straight. A theorem on the other hand can be proven using postulates and statements. For example, an angle is 90 degree because a completely horizontal line intersects and completely vertical line.

SetsunaYuregeshi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks!!dw:1436228880012:dw
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