Converse of a Theorem: Definition & Examples

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The converse of this theorem is which of the following?
  • If the shape is a triangle, then the sum of the three interior angles is 180 degrees

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1. Which of the following has a converse that is NOT ALWAYS true?

2. What is the converse of the Pythagorean theorem useful for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll answer questions to help you identify how well you understand the converse of a theorem. You'll be asked about the use of converse theorems, the relationship between theorems and converse theorems and which theorem has a converse that is not always accurate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your ability to:

  • Give the converse of an example theorem
  • Detail the theorem that has a converse that is not always true
  • Explain what you might use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem for
  • Describe what the converse of an example theorem is used for
  • Identify true statements regarding theorems and converse theorems

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the lesson to explain the relationship between theorems and converse theorems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theorem with a converse that is not always true
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson, like a use for the converse of the Pythagorean theorem

Additional Learning

If you'd like more information about this math subject, we've created a lesson called Converse of a Theorem: Definition & Examples. Once you've completed this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a converse theorem in English
  • Give a real-life example of a correct theorem and converse theorem
  • Identify the parallel lines theorem
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