# How do you determine if an inductive argument is strong or weak?

## How do you determine if an inductive argument is strong or weak?

An inductive argument can always be stronger, always be weaker. Generally, if there is more than a 50-50 chance that the conclusion will follow from the (presumed) truth of the premises, then it is strong; otherwise it is weak.

### What is the difference between inductive and deductive arguments?

If the arguer believes that the truth of the premises definitely establishes the truth of the conclusion, then the argument is deductive. If the arguer believes that the truth of the premises provides only good reasons to believe the conclusion is probably true, then the argument is inductive.

#### What is a deductive essay?

“A deductive essay is essentially an exercise in reason and is often used to assess or evaluate students’ knowledge.” Typically, the deductive essay is based on the premise that given a certain set of fact, by using deductive reasoning assumption can be made leading to a conclusion.

What are some examples of deductive arguments?

Examples of deductive logic:All men are mortal. Joe is a man. Therefore Joe is mortal. Bachelors are unmarried men. Bill is unmarried. Therefore, Bill is a bachelor.To get a Bachelor’s degree at Utah Sate University, a student must have 120 credits. Sally has more than 130 credits.

Did Sherlock Holmes use deductive or inductive reasoning?

Sherlock Holmes never uses deductive reasoning to assist him in solving a crime. Instead, he uses inductive reasoning.