Critical Thinking, Requirement 2
What is the difference between inference and deduction? (minimum two paragraphs)
An inference is a conclusion drawn from something you already know. An inferred conclusion is made by multiple tests and observations, and can be proved right or wrong by further observation. You cannot be certain that an inference is true.
A deductive conclusion, however, is necessarily true and valid if the premises it is founded on are true. If the preference is definitely true, then no further testing is necessary, so long as the conclusion follows logically. You can be certain that it is true.
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