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Deductive reasoning is the process of logically deducing a conclusion from a set of statements known as premises. In such a deduction, one assumes the premises and deduces logically what would follow. [1] A rule of Deductive reasoning is that if the premises of a deductive argument are true, then the conclusion must be true, that is if the argument has a valid form.

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P1: If it rains the ground will be wet

P2: It rains

C: Therefore the ground is wet

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ReferencesEdit

  1. factcouraud. (2007, May 22). Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Retrieved February 22, 2017, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/English/introduction-to-writing-academic-prose/inductive-and-deductive-reasoning.html.

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