# Is the converse always false?

### Table of Contents

- Is the converse always false?
- When the original statement and converse are both true?
- Does a statement always have to be true?
- What is a false converse?
- How do you prove converse?
- How do you prove contrapositive?
- What is the converse of P → Q?
- What is if/then form?
- Does every theorem have a converse?
- What is the difference between a theorem and its converse?
- Is the converse of the original statement true?
- How to get the converse of a conditional statement?
- Which is the inverse of the converse statement?
- Which is the true converse of the categorical proposition?

### Is the converse always false?

If the statement is true, then the contrapositive is also logically true. If the **converse** is true, then the inverse is also logically true....Example 1:

Statement | If two angles are congruent, then they have the same measure. |
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Converse | If two angles have the same measure, then they are congruent. |

### When the original statement and converse are both true?

when two statements are both true or both false. When the converse and inverse of a conditional statement are either both true or both false, then these pairs of statements are called **equivalent statements**.

### Does a statement always have to be true?

But the sentence expresses something that is either true or false. The same statement can be true on some occasions and false in others. That is, **statements are not always true or always false**.

### What is a false converse?

**Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement**. For example, the converse of "If it is raining then the grass is wet" is "If the grass is wet then it is raining." Note: As in the example, a proposition may be true but have a false converse.

### How do you prove converse?

In logic and mathematics, the converse of a categorical or implicational statement is the result of reversing its two constituent statements. For the implication P → Q, the converse is **Q → P**. For the categorical proposition All S are P, the converse is All P are S.

### How do you prove contrapositive?

In mathematics, proof by contrapositive, or proof by contraposition, is a **rule of inference used in** proofs, where one infers a conditional statement from its contrapositive. In other words, the conclusion "if A, then B" is inferred by constructing a proof of the claim "if not B, then not A" instead.

### What is the converse of P → Q?

Converse: Suppose a conditional statement of the form "If p then q" is given. The converse is "If q then p." Symbolically, the converse of p q is **q p**.

### What is if/then form?

A conditional statement (also called an If-Then Statement) is a **statement with a hypothesis followed by a conclusion**. ... The hypothesis is the first, or “if,” part of a conditional statement. The conclusion is the second, or “then,” part of a conditional statement.

### Does every theorem have a converse?

**Any theorem is the converse of its converse**. Thus, a theorem and its converse are converses of each other. ... For example, the theorem “If a number is divisible by 6, then it is divisible by 3” is true, but its converse, “If a number is divisible by 3, then it is divisible by 6,” is false.

### What is the difference between a theorem and its converse?

As verbs the difference between theorem and converse is that **theorem is to formulate into a theorem** while converse is (formal|intransitive) to talk; to engage in conversation.

### Is the converse of the original statement true?

The converse of the original statement is not true. Here, the line bisects one side of a triangle, so the hypothesis is true. But it's not a median line, is it?

### How to get the converse of a conditional statement?

To get the converse of a conditional statement, interchange the places of hypothesis and conclusion. if p → q, p → q, then, q → p q → p

### Which is the inverse of the converse statement?

Explanation 1 The converse of the conditional statement is “If Q then P.” 2 The contrapositive of the conditional statement is “If not Q then not P.” 3 The inverse of the conditional statement is “If not P then not Q.”

### Which is the true converse of the categorical proposition?

For the implication P → Q, the converse is Q → P. For the categorical proposition All S are P, the converse is All P are S. Either way, the truth of the converse is generally independent from that of the original statement. Let S be a statement of the form P implies Q ( P → Q ). Then the converse of S is the statement Q implies P ( Q → P ).