## Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning: Patterns of plausible inference |

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### Contents

Some Conspicuous Patterns | 3 |

Further Patterns and First Links | 18 |

Chance the Everpresent Rival Conjecture | 55 |

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Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning: Induction and analogy in mathematics George Polya Limited preview - 1990 |

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analogy angle appears Basilicata Bernoulli's method Bn+1 calculus of probability chance chapter circle coincidence computation conclusion consider D. H. Lehmer definite demonstrative pattern denote depends derivation dice discussed draw equal equation Euler Euler's conjecture event evidence examine example expression fact false foregoing formulated frustum fundamental inductive pattern Goldbach's conjecture guess heuristic pattern Hiller house hypothesis H implies improbable incompatible inductive reasoning integers isoperimetric theorem less credible logic look mass phenomenon mathematical means modus tollens numerical value observed numbers obtain obviously pattern of plausible pattern of sect plausible inference plausible reasoning possible Pr{A Pr{AB Pr{B predict principal frequency problem problem-solver proof prove quadrilateral question radius of convergence random mass regard reject relation render result rival conjectures rules sequence sides situation solution statement statistical hypothesis succession Table tetrahedron theorem tion triangle true verification white balls yields zeros