Is converse of a particulare algebraic equation TRUE?
Posted on 2012-09-21
Consider following statement:
6x - 6 = x + 14 if x = 4
I come up with following conditional statement, inverse, converse, and contrapositive:
Conditional: If x = 4, then 6x - 6 = x + 14 TRUE
Inverse: If x != 4, then 6x - 6 != x + 14 TRUE
Converse: If 6x - 6 = x + 14, then x = 4 TRUE ?
Contrapositive: If 6x - 6 != x + 14, then x != 4 TRUE ?
How can we tell if converse if statement is TRUE when we don't know the value of x? Another words how can we evaluate Converse if statment when we don't have the value of x?