Posted by **Jack** on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:26pm.

Meenah made a conjecture that any even number will be divisible by 4. Test her conjecture. Explain whether it is correct or incorrect.

- Math -
**Reiny**, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:34pm
Meenah conjecture is either true or false

Assume that it is true, that is, all even numbers are divisible by 4

test some

8/4 = 2 , ok

24/4 = 6

10/4 = 2.5, not exact

Since we assumed it to be true and I found a case which was false, my assumption must have been false.

Since the conjecture is either true OR false, and my assumption that it was true showed up to be wrong, it must be false.

(All we really needed was one single exception)

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - Test these conjectures. Give three examples. Explain if the conjecture is...
- Math - What is a counterexample for the conjecture? Conjecture: Any number that ...
- Geometry - What is a counterexample of the following conjecture? Conjecture: ...
- Geomerty - Find a Counterexample to show that the conjecture is false. ...
- geometry - Elaine factors the numbers 36 and 48. Then she makes this conjecture...
- geometry - I really need help on this question: Determine whether each ...
- geometry - What is a counterexample for the conjecture? Conjecture: an nunber ...
- geometry - "Determine whether the conjecture is true or false.Give a ...
- Math - determine whether each conjecture is true or false. Give a counterexample...
- math - a. Seperate the fractions; 2/6, 2/5, 6/13, 1/25, 7/8, and 9/29 into two ...

More Related Questions