inverse statement

If $p$, then $q$

i.e. (http://planetmath.org/Ie), it has a certain premise  $p$ and a conclusion $q$. The statement in which one has negated the conclusion and the premise,

If $\neg p$, then $\neg q$

• the inverse of the original statement;

• the converse of the contrapositive of the original statement.

Therefore, just as an implication and its contrapositive are logically equivalent (proven here (http://planetmath.org/SomethingRelatedToContrapositive)), the converse of the original statement and the inverse of the original statement are also logically equivalent.

The phrase “inverse theorem” is in usage; however, it is nothing akin to the phrase “converse theorem (http://planetmath.org/ConverseTheorem)”. In the phrase “inverse theorem”, the word “inverse” typically refers to a multiplicative inverse. An example of this usage is the binomial inverse theorem (http://planetmath.org/BinomialInverseTheorem).

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