# Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

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- powere

## Please watch the video clip below on Deductive Reasoning. I would suggest that you write down the definition and examples in your notebook.

Based on the video, what is deductive reasoning?

In the video, the teacher gave an example of how explaining to your parents that you have earned a later curfew can be deductive reasoning. Please provide your own example of deductive reasoning.

## Please watch the video clip below on Inductive Reasoning. I would suggest that you write down the definition and examples in your notebook.

Based on the video, what is inductive reasoning?

In the video, the teacher gave an example of how defining a quadrilateral can be done through inductive reasoning. Please provide your own example of inductive reasoning.

Does the following example use inductive or deductive reasoning to reach a conclusion? Alex is driving on the highway and passes by a blue car. The second car he passes is red. The third car he passes is blue. The fourth car he passes is red. Alex supposes that the fifth car he passes by must be blue.

Does the following example use inductive or deductive reasoning to reach a conclusion? Kate knows that acute angles are angles that have less than 90 degrees. She measures an angle A that is 35 degrees. She determines that angle A is an acute angle.