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what does a good definition mean for geometry?

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  1. stuck-help
    • one year ago
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    im asking how to determine a statement is a good definition

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It means you can switch the hypothesis and the conclusion and it will be correct both ways. Really, a good definition is always a biconditional.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    A good geometry definition will classify, quantify, and not have a counterexample. Once a term is defined, it can be used in future definitions. For Ex: Once parallel lines are defined, they can be used in the definition of a parallelogram

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @tracyplays Good point! It is also a good definition if it does not have a counterexample.

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    This page may help https://quizlet.com/13907502/geometry-unit-2-properties-of-a-good-definition-and-polygons-flash-cards/ scroll down to the bottom

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Stuck-help In your example, "a newspaper has articles you read" The counterexample would be: You can read an article in a book or other source. A good definition would be completely true, with an "if an only if."

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