Way back in the beginning of the year you learned about 2 kinds of reasoning. Later you learned to write proofs. Remember how much fun that was!!!!
Inductive Reasoning: This kind of reasoning is based on patterns that you observe. Here’s an ex.
Based on this pattern, what is the sum of the first 9 consecutive positive odd numbers?
Answer: c Do you see the pattern?.
Deductive Reasoning: This kind of reasoning is based on facts…theorems, postulates, properties. When you write a proof using theorems, you are using deductive reasoning.