Induction was the main topic in my “Business Logics and Team Consensus” class at Yokohama National University in Japan for the international students.
The first exercise at today’s class was to make a summary of the following three statements:
- Japanese is busy
- Japanese is punctual
- Japanese acts quickly
- Japanese is always in a hurry
It seems that they all make a sense. But wait a minute!
Did you add your personal assumptions when you reach the conclusion???
For instance, “Japanese is busy”…. Acting quickly does not necessarily mean the person is “busy”. The conclusion comes from such assumption which is not drawn from the real observation or fact.
Such mistake makes your logic weak.
As one of the techniques you should remember when you develop your logic using induction, ask yourself about the assumption(s) you make. If the assumption(s) is valid, you may have no problem in your story..
Here are some other exercises in the class today.
An answer to the question above is as follows:
This is not an only the answer. But I felt that the students were getting more skilled to construct their ideas logically.
This was the last exercise for today, which took more time to reach to the answer:
My answer was quite simple, while some students made more complex answers..
Today’s points were:
Don’t add your assumptions too much when you make a conclusion by summarizing your observations. Try to be based on the facts only.
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