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The term that best describes a proof in which you assume the opposite of what you want to prove is 'indirect proof'.

proof by contradiction

True. (apex)

It is true.

The Latin phrase is "reductio ad absurdum", meaning reduction to absurdity. You assume the opposite and show that logically it leads to a contradiction and therefore cannot be true.

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The term that best describes a proof in which you assume the opposite of what you want to prove is 'indirect proof'.

The term that best describes a proof in which you assume the opposite of what you want to prove is 'indirect proof'.

proof by contradiction

Proof by contradiction (APEX)

Contradiction or indirect proof.

Proof in which one assumes the opposite of what you have to prove is indirect proof. In indirect proof a person can draw a conclusion from assuming the opposite is true and then find a conclusion.

It is a phrase, not a term. The phrase is reductio ad absurdum.

Answer this question… Which term best describes a proof in which you assume the opposite of what you want to prove?

It is a phrase, not a term. The phrase is reductio ad absurdum.

Proof by contradiction (APEX)

Assume a statement true and then show it must be false

false