Inductive reasoning is the process of reasoning that a general principle is true because the special cases you’ve seen are true. I will have a bit more to say about this in a future post. Deductive reasoning is the kind of reasoning in which the conclusion is necessitated by, or reached from, previously known facts
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.