Postulate in Math: Definition & Example


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A postulate is also which of the following?

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1. Which postulate may be used to verify that if m = z, then 3 + m = z + 3?

2. According to the angle addition postulate, m < LMN + m < NMO would equal to which angle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Postulates help save in mathematics by making assumptions based on various statements. This quiz assesses your understanding of the definition of key words as well as using the various postulates in practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your understanding of postulates through:

  • Definitions
  • Practice problems involving addition postulates
  • Practice problems involving angle addition postulates
  • Postulates for measurements

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of postulates
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define different postulates, such as angle and ruler postulates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of postulates

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about postulates, review the accompanying article titled Postulate in Math: Definition & Example. This article goes into further details regarding:

  • The definition of postulate and axiom
  • Definition of conjectures
  • Examples of operational postulates
  • Application of postulates