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What is the difference between postulates and axioms

Asked by 30th July 2012, 11:54 PM
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Euclid assumed certain properties, which were not to be proved. These assumptions are actually obvious universal truths. He divided them into two types: axioms and postulates. The term postulate for the assumptions that were specific to geometry. Common notions (often called axioms), on the other hand, are assumptions used throughout mathematics and not specifically linked to geometry
Answered by Expert 31st July 2012, 9:30 AM
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