2-3 Deductive Reasoning

# 2-3 Deductive Reasoning - p Law of Syllogism If and are...

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Deductive reasoning is the process of reasoning logically from given statements to a conclusion. It uses a rule to make a conclusion. Inductive reasoning uses examples to make a conjecture or rule.
Law of Detachment If is a true conditional and p is true, then q is true. Ex. “If a coin is a penny, then it is made of copper.” 1. A coin is a penny. 2. It is made of copper. q

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Unformatted text preview: p Law of Syllogism If and are true conditionals, then is also true 1. If its an apple, then its a fruit. 2. If its a fruit, then its good for you. 3. If its an apple, then its good for you. q p r q r p Joke Time How do you paint a rabbit? With hare spray! What did the rabbits say when the farmer caught them in the garden? Lettuce alone!...
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2-3 Deductive Reasoning - p Law of Syllogism If and are...

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