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Ryan Wilkoff

Developing scientific ______________ commonly use the "if then" sentence structure such as if Lysol is sprayed everywhere in the classroom, than 99.9% of germs will be killed.
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Hypothesis

n. 1. A theory or explanation that leads to further investigation for proof or disproof


2. An assumption on which a conclusion or decision is based.


Other Forms: hypothesize (v), hypothetical (adj)

Greek Roots

hupo- under, beneath


tithenai- to put

Synonyms

assumption

proposition

explanation

rationale

Workbook Exercises

1A. B

4D. hypothesize

Which is not an example of a hypothesis?

a. When the chemicals combine, a new compound will form in a different color

b. Since the monkeys ate both bananas and fish, they are omnivores.

c. If boys stopped playing sports, then more of them would have girlfriends.