A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • 4 years ago

URGENT QUESTION Which is the difference between analogy reasoning and inductive reasoning?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. jagatuba
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Inductive reasoning is coming to a conclusion about something through direct observation of specific examples. For instance, I could observe that 75% of people that go to a certain lake go there to fish. I could also observe my brother arriving at the lake. Through inductive reasoning I could say that there is a 75% chance that my brother is there to fish. Analogical reasoning is concluding that two things are alike in one respect because they are also alike in another respect. Most frequently this is used to explain one thing that is not well understood by drawing an analogy to something that is better understood. For example, a person might attempt to explain email by saying that it is like mail sent to a post office box. Just as mail is delivered to the PO box and you go to pick it up, email is delivered to your email in box and your software “goes” and picks it up. Does that make sense?

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    An analogical argument is an argument in which one concludes that anologies can range very literal

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.