Mnemonics for inductive and deductive reasoning


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I get in a muddle between inductive and deductive reasoning. One is general-to-specific, while the other is specific-to-general.

So, with that in mind, I went to work on a mnemonic to help me remember them. I struggled at first, but have now come up with one and I am mightily pleased with myself!!

Deductive = General to Specific.

De-ductive = De-ep pan pizza! General to Specific= G - S = GaS!. Deep pan pizza gives you gas!!

Inductive reasoning is just triggered as the opposite of deductive. Easy to get them both this way.