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Deduction, or deductive reasoning, is reasoning in which the conclusions must follow logically from a set of premises. Deduction only works on well defined problems. For deduction to work, it cannot have any information missing or ambiguity.

Humans are relatively poor at deduction. Computers are good at deduction.

Characteristics --
Deduction is perfectly logical, slow, and though precise, breaks easily.

Strategy development implications --
See reasoning.