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Session Transcript - Math - Geometry, 1/26/2014 8:11PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 1/26/2014 8:11PM
Length: 24.3 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Geometry


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Guest (Customer)
[00:00:00] How do you know which part of a conditional statement is the hypothesis or the conclusion?

James F (Tutor)
[00:00:09] hey, welcome to tutor.com !

Guest (Customer)
[00:00:24] hello

James F (Tutor)
[00:00:52] is there something specific i can help you with?
[00:01:01] or is your question just a general one?

Guest (Customer)
[00:01:08] just general
[00:01:34] Sometimes the hypothesis is the second part of the sentence and in the beginning so I get confused

James F (Tutor)
[00:02:16] correct, well the important part is to know that the hypothesis is what we "think" is going to happen
[00:02:22] or what we are trying to prove

Guest (Customer)
[00:02:24] Okay

James F (Tutor)
[00:02:56] and the conclusion is the result, or what we find to be the correct idea/answer
[00:03:03] do you have any examples to work through?
[00:03:10] it might be easier to break a couple down

Guest (Customer)
[00:03:27] Yes, three points are collinear if there is a line containing them

James F (Tutor)
[00:04:14] okay, so how would you start trying to find out which is the hypothesis and which is the conclusion
[00:04:59] go ahead and take a guess even if you arent sure

Guest (Customer)
[00:05:36] If there are three points that are collinear then there is a line containing them?

James F (Tutor)
[00:06:22] okay so there are two parts to this right?

Guest (Customer)
[00:06:36] Yes

James F (Tutor)
[00:06:42] "three points are collinear" and "if there is a line containing them"
[00:07:00] do you remember what specific word we can look for to determine where the hypothesis is?

Guest (Customer)
[00:07:16] if?

James F (Tutor)
[00:07:27] excellent!
[00:07:49] the hypothesis will follow the word "if"
[00:08:06] and it can either be at the beginning or the end

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:06] So look for key words like if, then, because?

James F (Tutor)
[00:09:26] yep
[00:09:35] lets look at "then"
[00:09:47] do you think the hypothesis or conclusion follows "then"

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:44] Then they are the hypothesis

James F (Tutor)
[00:11:13] sorry, im unsure of what you mean?

Guest (Customer)
[00:11:46] Sorry, what I meant was for because would it be for the hypothesis?
[00:11:59] "because"

James F (Tutor)
[00:12:17] ok good
[00:12:21] thats correct
[00:12:26] and what about "then"

Guest (Customer)
[00:12:25] Okay and then would be the conclusion

James F (Tutor)
[00:12:35] you got it
[00:12:43] want to try one or two more example?

Guest (Customer)
[00:12:43] yes

James F (Tutor)
[00:13:13] great, do you have some, or should I make some up?

Guest (Customer)
[00:13:28] Could you make some up?

James F (Tutor)
[00:13:44] sure
[00:14:10] I got to watch tv because i ate my vegetables
[00:15:31] any thoughts?

Guest (Customer)
[00:15:52] If I eat my vegetables, then I get to watch TV

James F (Tutor)
[00:16:20] nice job
[00:16:31] here's another one
[00:17:46] If i score the game winning goal my dad will take me out for ice cream.

Guest (Customer)
[00:18:22] If I score the game winning goal, then my dad will take me out for ice cream

James F (Tutor)
[00:18:48] correct. it looks like you have the hang of it!
[00:18:58] just keep looking for those key words

Guest (Customer)
[00:19:06] Thanks I have one more thing before we go?

James F (Tutor)
[00:19:44] okay, no problem. is it about hypothesis/conclusion?

Guest (Customer)
[00:20:07] Well about conditional, converse, inverse, contrapostive
[00:20:34] Stating whether they are true or false
[00:21:04] Is it usually that they are all true/false, or only two of them are true/false?

James F (Tutor)
[00:23:21] well it can depend on what the statement is. it wont be the same for every scenario i believe. since this is a new topic would you be able to log off and start a new session. all of the tutors will be able to help you work through this though!

Guest (Customer)
[00:23:30] Yes thank you though!

James F (Tutor)
[00:24:02] no problem. happy to help. if you could fill out the post session survey i'd appreciate it. enjoy the rest of your night!

Guest (Customer)
[00:24:07] you too

James F (Tutor)
[00:24:16] ty