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  Convergent thinking is the process of finding the single best solution to a problem that you are trying to solve. Many tests that are used in schools, such as multiple-choice tests, spelling tests, math quizzes, and standardized tests, are measures of convergent thinking. The problem of convergent thinking is systematic and logical, unlike divergent thinking, which is spontaneous and free-flowing. It works best in situations where a single best correct answer exists and it is possible to discover the answer through analyzing available stored information. For example, if someone asked you what 2 + 2 is, you know there is only one solution that works and that you can use your understanding of addition and numbers to find the best answer, which is 4. Divergent thinking is the process of creating many unique solutions in order to solve a problem. Divergent thinking often referred to as lateral thinking, is the process of creating multiple, unique ideas or solutions to a problem that y