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Inductive reasoning

Arriving at a general conclusion based on observation.
Not valid form of proof.
Aka conjectures, hypotheses, educated guess

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Deductive reasoning

Process of proving a specific conclusion from one or more general statements.
A conclusion of this process is a theorem.

3

Product

Result of multiplication

4

Quotient

Result of division

5

Estimation

Arriving at an approximate answer.
Rounding.

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Polya’s four steps in problem solving

Step 1- Understand problem
Step 2- Devise a plan
Step 3- Carry out the plan and solve the problem
Step 4- Look back and check the answer

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Connective reasoning

Operation with steps

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Mathematical modeling

Process of finding formulas.
Formulas model, or describe, the relationship among the variables.