Inductive Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

How to solve inductive reasoning problems: meaning, examples, and their solutions.

What is it?

Inductive reasoning is a reasoning that starts from specific examples to get a general conclusion, usually by finding a pattern from the specific examples.

Inductive reasoning is a reasoning
that starts from specific examples
to get a general conclusion,
usually by finding a pattern
from the specific examples.

Example 1

Find the next term of the given sequence: 1, 3, 5, 7, blank.

In this sequence, there's a pattern:
(last term) + 2 = (this term)

So the next term is, 7 + 2, 9.

Example 2

Find the next term of the given sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, blank.

In this sequence, there's a pattern:
(sum of the last two terms) = (this term)

So the next term is, 5 + 8, 13.

This sequence is called the Fibonacci sequence.