I asked a question just now, where

x = 2 x² = 4 is true

where "" means "implies", x = 2 "implies" x² = 4,

on the other hand, x² = 4 does not "imply" x = 2 in general, where the counterexample is x = -2

This is an "image version", since ell.stackexchange does not support Tex command.

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In that question, is it reasonable to say "B implies A" or

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as "the other hand"?

Is "the other side" or some other expression better?

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    In addition to conversely, you may also use the converse (a noun) to refer to the proposition you mentioned, e.g. "x=2 implies x^2=4, but the converse is not true".
    – trisct
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 1:08

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You may use "conversely":

If n is even then n squared is also even. Conversely, if n-squared is even, then n is even.

  • Thanks for your answer. "If n is even then n squared is also even" seems to not to be a true proposition, consider 6 is even ...
    – JJJohn
    Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 22:54
  • so 36 is also even... however the correctness or not of my maths doesn't affect the choice of word.
    – James K
    Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 22:55
  • You are right, I've accepted and upvoted it. Would please take a look at this one
    – JJJohn
    Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 23:01

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