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Inductive vs. Deductive reasoning
In this mini-lesson you'll learn how to find the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning is the use of specific observations to broader generalizations and theories. It is also known as the “bottom up” approach. It begins with specific observations and ends with a conclusion that goes beyond any of the observations that led up to it. It is used to find answers to problems like "What is the missing number in a sequence 19, 23, 31, __, 35?". Deductive reasoning, on the other hand, starts from general observations rather than specific ones. It is also called the “top-down” approach, and is the opposite of inductive reasoning. For example: We know that all men are mortal. We also know that John is a man. Therefore, by deductive reasoning, we can say that John is mortal.
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