# Because–Therefore Symbols

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HTML Meaning
`&there4;`
`&#8756;`
`U+2234`
Therefore Symbol
The Therefore Symbol, denoted as ∴, is used to indicate a logical consequence or result from a given statement.
`&#8757;`
`U+2235`
Because Symbol
The Because Symbol, denoted as ∵, is used in formal writing and mathematics to indicate a reason or cause.

### What are the Because–Therefore Symbols?

The Because Symbol (∵) is used to signify a reason, while the Therefore Symbol (∴) implies a result or conclusion derived from a preceding statement.

### Example of Using Because–Therefore Symbols

In a logical statement, one might say: "It is raining outside ∵ the ground is wet." and "The ground is wet ∴ it is raining outside."

### Distinction Between Because and Therefore

The Because Symbol is used to state a reason, whereas the Therefore Symbol is used to indicate a consequence or result. In logical arguments, 'because' provides the premise, while 'therefore' presents the conclusion.

### Applications of Because–Therefore Symbols

The Because–Therefore Symbols (∵ and ∴) have various applications:

• Mathematics: Used in proofs and logical arguments to denote reasons and conclusions.
• Formal Writing: Employed to concisely express causality and results.
• Philosophy: Appears in philosophical arguments and deductions.

### How to Type the Because–Therefore Symbols Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Alt Codes, and LaTeX

• Windows: For "∵", hold down the Alt key and type `8757` on the numeric keypad. For "∴", use `8756`.
• Mac: These symbols may not have direct shortcuts. Use Character Viewer or insert from a symbols palette.
• Linux: Press Ctrl + Shift + u, then type `2235` for "∴" and press Enter. For "∵", use `2234`.
• HTML: For "∵", use `&because;` and for "∴", use `&there4;`.
• LaTeX: To type the Therefore Symbol, use `\therefore` and for the Because Symbol, use `\because`.