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Starting in this issue, PASS Maths is pleased to present a series of articles about proof and logical reasoning. In this article we give a brief introduction to deductive reasoning and take a look at one of the earliest known examples of mathematical proof. </div>
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<p><b>What is proof?</b> Philosophers have argued for centuries about the answer to this question, and how (and if!) things can be proven; no doubt they will continue to do so! Mathematicians, on the other hand, have been using "working definitions" of proof to advance mathematical knowledge for equally long.</p>
<p>Starting in this issue, PASS Maths is pleased to present a series of articles introducing some of the basic ideas behind proof and logical reasoning and showing their importance in mathematics.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/origins-proof" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/origins-proof#comments7axiomdeductionEuclid's ElementspremiseproofFri, 01 Jan 1999 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2385 at http://plus.maths.org/content