Deductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning (some times called top-down logic) is a type of formal reasoning that goes from general truths to specific things. A conclusion is based on the concordance of multiple premises assumed to be true. If the premises, are true and conclusion is certainly true as a result, argument is valid. This reasoning is also capable of being confirmed. Its most common form is syllogism.

Determining Deductive Reasoning

If 1= 2 premise
& 2= 3 premise
then 1=3 premise

*If premises are assumed to be true and the conclusion is certainly true as a result, conclusion is then valid.
*If premises are actually true and conclusion is valid, conclusion is then sound.

Examples

all apples have seeds,
all apples are fruits,
therefore all fruits have seeds.

Argument (AP Exam)

Deductive Reasoning will be used on AP Exam.

Rhetoric

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