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    Inductive and Deductive Reasoning - Differences and Examples

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    1. In your own words, explain what is meant by "inductive reasoning" and "deductive reasoning." State the differences between the two and provide examples to illustrate.

    2. What is the purpose of estimation? Discuss advantages and disadvantages of relying on estimation. Provide an example of estimation used in your daily life.

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    1. In your own words, explain what is meant by "inductive reasoning" and "deductive reasoning." State the differences between the two and provide examples to illustrate.

    Inductive Reasoning:
    Inductive reasoning is the process of deriving a general rule from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule. It draws inferences from observations in order to make generalizations.

    For example:
    3 + 5 = 8, 5 + 7 = 12, 7 + 11 ...

    Solution Summary

    A step by step solution is provided to explain the concepts of Inductive, Deductive Reasoning and Estimation.

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