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Q: What is the difference between axiom and property in algebra?

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An Axiom is a mathematical statement that is assumed to be true. There are five basic axioms of algebra. The axioms are the reflexive axiom, symmetric axiom, transitive axiom, additive axiom and multiplicative axiom.

An axiom in algebra is the stepping stone to solving equations. In order to solve and equation you know how to use the commutative, associative, distributive, transitive and equalilty axiom to solve the basic steps. For example: if you want an equation in the form y = mx + b, given 6x - 3y = 9 you must subtract 6x from both sides giving: -3y = 9-6x. Then you divide by -3 to get y = -3 + 2x. But the equation is not in the from y = mx + b. So we use the commutative property to switch the -3 + 2x and make it 2x - 3. Now it become y = 2x -3. and it is in the form y = mx + b. This manipulation could not be perfromed unless tahe student knew the commutative property. Once the axiom is know the algebraic manipulations fall into place.

Usually, the identity of addition property is defined to be an axiom (which only specifies the existence of zero, not uniqueness), and the zero property of multiplication is a consequence of existence of zero, existence of an additive inverse, distributivity of multiplication over addition and associativity of addition. Proof of 0 * a = 0: 0 * a = (0 + 0) * a [additive identity] 0 * a = 0 * a + 0 * a [distributivity of multiplication over addition] 0 * a + (-(0 * a)) = (0 * a + 0 * a) + (-(0 * a)) [existence of additive inverse] 0 = (0 * a + 0 * a) + (-(0 * a)) [property of additive inverses] 0 = 0 * a + (0 * a + (-(0 * a))) [associativity of addition] 0 = 0 * a + 0 [property of additive inverses] 0 = 0 * a [additive identity] A similar proof works for a * 0 = 0 (with the other distributive law if commutativity of multiplication is not assumed).

Playfair Axiom

This is always true! According to the Additive Inverse Axiom -X+X always equals 0 which is equivalent to 0X.

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There is no difference - synonymous.

An Axiom is a mathematical statement that is assumed to be true. There are five basic axioms of algebra. The axioms are the reflexive axiom, symmetric axiom, transitive axiom, additive axiom and multiplicative axiom.

An axiom is a self-evident statement that is assumed to be true. A theorem is proved to be true.

an axiom is a fact/property such as "ac = ca"

Commutative Property: The order of the objects from left to right doesn't matter.For example : 5+3+2 = 3+2+5 = 2+3+5, etc... Because addition is commutative.Associative Property: Where we put parentheses doesn't matter.For example: x(yz) = (xy)z if x, y, and z are numbers.

A theorem is a proved rule but an axiom cannot be proven but is stated to be true.

The axioms are the initial assumptions. The theorems are derived, by logical reasoning, from the axioms - or from other, previously derived, theorems.

An axiom in algebra is the stepping stone to solving equations. In order to solve and equation you know how to use the commutative, associative, distributive, transitive and equalilty axiom to solve the basic steps. For example: if you want an equation in the form y = mx + b, given 6x - 3y = 9 you must subtract 6x from both sides giving: -3y = 9-6x. Then you divide by -3 to get y = -3 + 2x. But the equation is not in the from y = mx + b. So we use the commutative property to switch the -3 + 2x and make it 2x - 3. Now it become y = 2x -3. and it is in the form y = mx + b. This manipulation could not be perfromed unless tahe student knew the commutative property. Once the axiom is know the algebraic manipulations fall into place.

An axiom system is a set of axioms or axiom schemata from which theorems can be derived.

No, it is a meaningless sentence, not an axiom.

Yes. An axiom is a self-evident truth. eg It is an historic axiom that history repeats itself. It is a financial axiom that money makes money.

An axiom is a statement which is self-apparently true. It cannot be proved.A postulate is a statement which someone believes to be true. Normally it should be possible to prove or disprove it but that has not yet been done.

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