Need help? Library frequently asked questions and online inquiries: current students/staff | public users , online chat , or phone +61 3 9905 5054
Something to say? Send us your feedback and suggestions: current students/staff | public users
After the topic sentence, the rest of the paragraph should go on to support this one proof with examples and explanation. It is the details that support the topic sentences in the body paragraphs that make the arguments strong.
A classic instance of reductio reasoning in Greek mathematics relates to the discovery by Pythagoras - disclosed to the chagrin of his associates by Hippasus of Metapontum in the fifth century BC - of the incommensurability of the diagonal of a square with its sides. The reasoning at issue runs as follows: