# Difference between revisions of "Without loss of generality"

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## Revision as of 14:36, 27 December 2018

**Without loss of generality** is a term used in proofs to indicate that an assumption is being made that does not introduce new restrictions to the problem. For example, in the proof of Schur's Inequality, one can assume that without loss of generality because the inequality is symmetric in , and . Without loss of generality is often abbreviated **WLOG** or **WOLOG**. Be sure not to write WLOG when you mean "*with* loss of generality"!