Sunday

December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014

Posted by **B.B.** on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:03am.

Question: All United States Presidents have come from the original 48 states. No person from Alaska can be President.

- Logic? -
**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:59amFirst of all, you have not posted a question.

Since it goes from the general to the specific, it is deductive.

However, it is a fallacy. Just because nobody from Alaska has been President (past) does not mean that nobody can become President (future).

How about Hawaii?

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

- Math -
**B.B.**, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:05amYes we have a President from there. It did not say anything about Hawaii. Thanks for your help. So then you are saying it is deductive not inductive?

- Math -
**PsyDAG**, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10:10amYes, inductive starts from basic information to develop a rule. Deductive goes from basic rule to come to a conclusion about a specific situation.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

math - Answer the question and tell whether it illustrates inductive or ...

Math - Is this inductive or deductive reasoning? All U.S. Presidents have come ...

math - All U.S. Presidents have come from the original 48 states. No person from...

Geometry - 1. Explain whether the following statement is a valid definition: “A ...

English - 1. A poll of five thousand people has indicated that 57 percent of the...

math - Do the following. (a) What is the sum of the first 35 consecutive odd ...

Science - What type of scientific thinking did alfred wegener employ to develop ...

ALGEBRA - (a) What is the sum of the first 60 consecutive odd numbers? Tell ...

ALGEBRA - a) What is the sum of the first 70 consecutive odd numbers? Tell ...

geomatry deductive reasoning - a sequence begins -4,1,6,11 find the rule that ...