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Geometry: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning


Inductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

Problem : Can inductive reasoning be used to formally prove something?


Problem : What is the basic role of inductive reasoning in geometry?

Inductive reasoning leads people to form hypotheses based on observations made. Then these hypotheses can be tested rigorously using other methods. Inductive reasoning is how people make generalizations about sets of things and form hypotheses accordingly.