a type of thinking in which we begin with a rule and move to an example In order to draw a conculusion. For example, in Maths, the area of a circle is = p (2r²). This is a rule of, which we can apply to an example (or problem). What is the area of of a circle whose radius is 5 cm
The use of a general rule or set of rules and application of the rules to a specific situation. For example, if all third grades at Central Elementary School ride bicycles to school, and Mary is a third grader at Central, then Mary rides a bicycle to school.