Introduction to Deductive Reasoning and Mathematics I

In mathematics an argument is a series of statements typically used to present reasons for accepting a conclusion. Two common examples are mathematical proofs and solution processes for solving equations or inequalities. Arguments in mathematics are required to adhere to the rules of Formal Logic. For that reason we should learn some very elementary logic.

The Retrieval Path

Stored somewhere in your long-term memory is your social security number.  In order to use that number in any fashion –write it, say it, compare it to another number, or just to think of it – the social security number must be transferred from long-term memory to short-term memory (see caveat below). To accomplish that