Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - 1.1 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning - Exercise Set 1.1 - Page 12: 58


Inductive Reasoning

Work Step by Step

By definition, inductive reasoning is using specific examples to reach a general conclusion. In this example, an HMO observes 200 patients (who are randomly selected) who get a flu shot. They also observe that none of the 200 patients got the flu. Their conclusion is based on making multiple observations to arrive at a general conclusion.
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