Common Patterns of Deductive Reasoning


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1. If I calculate how many ounces are in 12 pounds, what form of deductive reasoning am I using?

2. Which of the following is the best description of deductive arguments?

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These assessment assets can be utilized to help you gauge your knowledge of deductive reasoning patterns. You will need to know the different forms of deductive reasoning to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take some time and review the following concepts a little better by using these assessments:

  • An example of a deductive argument
  • The definition of a deductive argument
  • Forms of deductive reasoning
  • An example of a categorical syllogism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the different forms of deductive reasoning
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on deductive reasoning patterns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an example of a categorical syllogism

Additional Learning

To learn more information about deductive reasoning patterns, go ahead and read through the lesson called Common Patterns of Deductive Reasoning. The following objectives can be accomplished when you are done with this interactive lesson:

  • Understand what deductive reasoning involves
  • Compare and contrast deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning
  • Examine the five common approaches to deductive reasoning