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23 Dec deductive reasoning

Understanding as convergenceDeductive reasoning takes existential and/or universal statements about knowledge, or generalizations, then uses a process similar to classification to infer specific instances or phenomena that match the pattern of the generalization. Scientific methods use deduction to test a theory beginning with a general statement, or hypothesis, and examining the possible outcomes or similarities to reach a specific, logical conclusion.

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