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(in logic)

Given the truth of a conditional statement, and the truth of the antecedent clause, the consequent clause will be true unconditionally. For example, in ‘if n is divisible by 2, n is even’ the antecedent is ‘n is divisible by 2’. When n=10, which is divisible by 2, we can detach the conditional part of the statement, leaving ‘n is even’ to stand alone without qualification.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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