Inverse Statement

The inverse statement is when you negate the conditional statement. To negate the conditional statement you add the word “not” to both the hypothesis and its conclusion. If the conditional statement is “If the shape has four sides then it is a quadrilateral,” then the inverse statement would be “If the shape does not have four sides then it is not a quadrilateral.” The inverse statement is symbolized as:

~ p → ~q


~ means not

p is the conditional statement’s hypothesis

q is the conditional statement’s conclusion