In solving a math problem, sometimes the problem is approached by assuming 'simple' numbers and solving for them to try and find a pattern, does anyone know if this problem solving method has a name? I'm trying to refer to it in a math essay and I don't know what to call this approach.

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TopNewestTrying small cases / values. – Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 12 months ago

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trial and error? – Priyankar Kumar · 3 years, 12 months ago

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