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I'm sure you've heard of the proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"

Have you ever wonder if it's true?

To test this, we have to formulate a proper hypothesis first.

But what is a hypothesis?

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So, what's a hypothesis?

A hypothesis is a tentative statement saying what you expect to find in your research.

It's not just a random guess, but a prediction based on existing knowledge.

Now go grab an apple and munch on it while we dive into this topic!

Here are six steps to formulate a strong hypothesis.

Step 1, ask a question.

Writing a hypothesis begins with a research question that you want to answer.

The question should be focused, specific and researchable.

Here I have a question: What are the health benefits of eating an apple a day?

Step 2 do some preliminary research

Your initial answer to the question should be based on what is already known about the topic.

Look for theories and previous studies to help you form an educated assumption.

For example, you found that apples are nutritious

they're high in vitamin C that can boost your immune system.

These are the health benefits that might contribute to fewer doctor's visits.

Step 3, formulate your hypothesis