Conjecture and Theorem

A conjecture is a hypothesis or educated guess about a general rule of mathematics. It’s a generalization based on observation of multiple specific cases.

We all make conjectures every day in life. It’s about seeing a pattern and then concluding that that pattern will continue.

Something you might conjecture about in geometry is if you constructed several triangles, and found the measures of the angles, you might conjecture that the sum of the measures of the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees.

And, that conjecture would be true, and actually, it’s been proven true, and that’s what a theorem is.

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