# Proving/ Disproving a hypothesis

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Is it harder to prove a hypothesis than to disprove it? Imagine you wanted to establish that cheetahs are the fastest land animals, and assume you have the ability to clock any animal moving at its top speed. Now, what would it take to disprove the idea that cheetahs are the fastest land animals? What would it take to prove that cheetahs are the fastest land mammals, meaning no other land mammal could run faster than they? Explain

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The solution discusses whether it is harder to prove a hypothesis than to disprove it.

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Yes, it is harder to prove a hypothesis than to disprove it.

To prove that cheetahs are the fastest land mammals we have to compare the speed of cheetah with every land animal. This is not a simple task as we can never be sure that a cheetah's speed is more than that of every other ...

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