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    Inductive/deductive reasoning

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    Imagine that a child is trying to prove that she did not steal chocolate chip cookies from the cookie jar, so she makes this argument: "There are no chocolate stains on my hands, so I couldn't have stolen the cookies." Would you tell me if this example require deductive or inductive logic amd what the premises are? Are the premises stated or unstated? What is the argument's conclusion? In your opinion, is this a convincing argument? Why or why not?

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    This argument requires a deductive where general principles are applied to reach specific conclusions. Here, there is no chocolate on the child's hands which is a general principle so a specific ...

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    The solution compares inductive and deductive reasoning.