Converse Statement

 

 

A converse statement is when you take a conditional statement and switch its hypothesis and its conclusion. If the conditional statement is “if a shape has four sides then it is a quadrilateral,” the converse statement would be “if a shape is a quadrilateral then it has four sides.” So, the converse statement would be symbolized as:

q → p

where

q is the conditional statement’s conclusion, which is the converse statement’s hypothesis.

is the conditional statement’s hypothesis, which is the converse statement’s conclusion.