What is a Paragraph Proof? - Definition & Examples Video


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Which is NOT a requirement for writing proofs?

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1. Proofs need to follow a _____.


What step would you first take in writing the following proof:

Given: M is the midpoint of PQ

Prove: PM = MQ

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A mathematical proof may be used in the classroom, but it has many real-world functions as well. This quiz is an assessment of your understanding of how and when to use proofs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will judge your knowledge of proofs including:

  • Requirements
  • Writing process
  • Example problems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the process of writing proofs
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to write sample proofs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about requirements for writing proofs

Additional Learning

For more on writing proofs in mathematics, review the lesson titled What is a Paragraph Proof? - Definition & Examples. This lesson goes into further details describing:

  • Definition of a proof
  • Types of proofs
  • Step-by-step writing process
  • Examples of proofs