# Conditional Statement: Hypothesis and Conclusion

How to find the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement: structure, examples, and their solutions.

## Structure

*p* → *q* is the conditional statement.

It means 'If *p*, then *q*'.*p* is the hypothesis.*q* is the conclusion.

Conditional statement: truth value

## Example 1

Recall 'if *p*, then *q*'.

Hypothesis (*p*): 2 is a prime number.

Conclusion (*q*): 2 is an odd number.

## Example 2

Recall 'if *p*, then *q*'.

Hypothesis (*p*): He is not in his room.

Conclusion (*q*): He is playing basketball.

## Example 3

The order of *p* and *q* can change like this.

Just remember 'if *p*' and '(then) *q*'.

Hypothesis (*p*): It's raining.

Conclusion (*q*): I'll call you.