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## Geometry (all content)

### Course: Geometry (all content)>Unit 1

Lesson 5: Geometric definitions

# Geometric definitions example

Using precise language is important in geometry, as it allows for clear communication and understanding of geometric concepts. This video provides an interactive exercise that emphasizes the significance of accurate definitions, helping learners develop their mathematical communication skills and enhance their grasp of geometry.

## Want to join the conversation?

• what is the definition of life?
• I know the definition of life, but i don't want to spoil it for you.
• What is the shape of a point?
• In Euclidean geometry, a point is a primitive notion upon which geometry is built. Being a primitive notion means that a point cannot be defined in terms of previously defined objects. In particular, the geometric points do not have length, area, volume, or any other dimensional attribute. A common point is meant to capture the notion of a unique location in Euclidean space.
• Why is definitions important in geometry?
• The same reason they're important in any context: to make sure everyone is on the same page. If I'm trying to say "A right triangle inscribed in a circle will have a diameter as its hypotenuse.", then I want to know that everyone I'm talking to has the same idea of what circles, right triangles, diameters, and hypotenuses are. If they have different ideas, my point won't get across.
• Use a ven diagram to determine whether the argument is valid or not valid.
1. If an animal is a cat, then it makes a "meow" sound.
2. Tipper is a cat.
C. Then Tipper makes "meow"sound.
My question Is how do I construct the problem.
• I would draw a circle and label it "animal". Inside that I would draw another circle labeled "cat". I would also write "meow" next to "cat" because all cats meow. Next I would either draw another circle or just label a point called "Tipper" inside the cat circle because Tipper is a cat. Since Tipper is inside the cat circle along with the meow description, Tipper meows.
• i not smart :(I
• Never tell yourself that! If you keep convincing yourself, then it would make you give up! You are smart, everyone just starts on different levels.
• what is the shape of a point
• A point has no shape. It has length, width, and height of 0. It cannot be broken down into smaller parts, because there are no smaller parts.
• Is it possible to mathematicaly calculate the area of an oval?
If yes,how?
Is there a special formula for that?
• An oval is not a defined shape in mathematics. If you mean an ellipse the formula is A=abπ where a and b are the lengths of the two axes. If you mean a closed curve on a plane that has only one axis of symmetry, then that requires calculus to compute and is well above this level of study.