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Exercise 7-9
Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the closer your answers are to your instructor’s, the better. Explain your answer


1. The sign on the parking meter says “Out of Order,” so the meter isn’t working.

2. The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches.

3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck has a monster V8; besides, it’s fifty years old and needs an overhaul.

4. In three of the last four presidential races, the winner of the Iowa Republican primary has not captured the Republican nomination. Therefore, the winner of the next Iowa Republican primary will not capture the Republican nomination.

5. The New York steak, the Maine lobster, and the beef stroganoff at that restaurant are all exceptionally good. All the entrees are excellent.

6. The number of cellular telephones has increased dramatically in each of the past few years. Therefore there will be even more of them in use this coming year.

7. Since the graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other Ivy League schools generally score higher on the Graduate Record Examination than students from Central State, it follows that the Ivy League schools do more toward educating their students than Central State does.

8. Michael Jackson has had more plastic surgery than anybody else in California. You can bet he’s had more than anybody in Connecticut!

9. Although Max bled profusely before he died, there was no blood on the ground where his body was found. Therefore, he was killed somewhere else and brought here after the murder.

10. When liquor was banned in 1920, hospitalizations for alcoholism and related diseases plummeted; in 1933, when Prohibition was repealed, alcohol-related illnesses rose sharply again. Legalization of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana would not curb abuse of those substances.

11. Relax. The kid’s been delivering the paper for, how long? Three, four years maybe? And not once has she missed us. The paper will be here, just wait and see. She’s just been delayed for some reason.

12. First, it seems clear that even if there are occasional small dips in the consumption of petroleum, the general trend shows no sign of a real permanent decrease. Second, petroleum reserves are not being discovered as fast as petroleum is currently being consumed. From these two facts we can conclude that reserves will eventually be consumed and that the world will have to do without oil.

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    Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that
    follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly
    true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the
    closer your answers are to your instructor’s, the better.
    2. The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three
    inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches.
    3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck
    has a monster V8; besides, it’s fifty years old and needs an overhaul.
    4. In three of the last four presidential races, the winner of the Iowa Republican
    primary has not captured the Republican nomination. Therefore,
    the winner of the next Iowa Republican primary will not capture the
    Republican nomination.
    6. The number of cellular telephones has increased dramatically in each of
    the past few years. Therefore there will be even more of them in use this
    coming year.
    7. Since the graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other Ivy League
    schools generally score higher on the Graduate Record Examination than
    students from Central State, it follows that the Ivy League schools do
    more toward educating their students than Central State does.
    8. Michael Jackson has had more plastic surgery than anybody else in
    California. You can bet he’s had more than anybody in Connecticut!
    10. When liquor was banned in 1920, hospitalizations for alcoholism and
    related diseases plummeted; in 1933, when Prohibition was repealed,
    alcohol-related illnesses rose sharply again. Legalization of cocaine,
    heroin, and marijuana would not curb abuse of those substances.
    11. Relax. The kid’s been delivering the paper for, how long? Three, four
    years maybe? And not once has she missed us. The paper will be here,
    just wait and see. She’s just been delayed for some reason.

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    Exercise 7-9
    Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that
    follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly
    true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the
    closer your answers are to your instructor’s, the better.
    1. The sign on the parking meter says “Out of Order,” so the meter isn’t
    working.
    2. The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three
    inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches. Probably true – or because the average could include rain fall amounts between 15 and 31 inches.

    3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck
    has a monster V8; besides, it’s fifty years old and needs an overhaul. (b probably true, but not absolutely true.

    4. In three of the last four presidential races, the winner of the Iowa Republican
    primary has not captured the Republican nomination. Therefore,
    the winner of the next Iowa Republican primary will not capture the
    Republican nomination. (/c possibly true or possibly false - /the next election of lowa republicans primary you can’t court your chickens before them hatch,

    5. The New York steak, the Maine lobster, and the beef stroganoff at that
    restaurant are all exceptionally good. All the entrees are excellent.

    6. The number of cellular telephones has increased dramatically in each of
    the past few years. Therefore there will be even more of them in use this
    coming year.(possibly true or possibly false - the total sales may decrease because of the economy

    7. Since the graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other Ivy League
    schools generally score higher on the Graduate Record Examination than
    students from Central State, it follows that the Ivy League schools do
    more toward educating their students than Central State does. (a true beyond a reasonable doubt, Central State does more toward educating their students than Central State does.

    8. Michael Jackson has had more plastic surgery than anybody else in
    California. You can bet he’s had more than anybody in Connecticut!
    (A true beyond a reasonable doubt, because MJ had a disease with his skin

    9. Although Max bled profusely before he died, there was no blood on the
    Ground where his body was found. Therefore, he was killed somewhere
    else and brought here after the murder.

    10. When liquor was banned in 1920, hospitalizations for alcoholism and
    related diseases plummeted; in 1933, when Prohibition was repealed,
    alcohol-related illnesses rose sharply again. Legalization of cocaine,
    heroin, and marijuana would not curb abuse of those substances.

    11. Relax. The kid’s been delivering the paper for, how long? Three, four
    years maybe? And not once has she missed us. The paper will be here,
    just wait and see. She’s just been delayed for some reason.

    12. First, it seems clear that even if there are occasional small dips in the
    consumption of petroleum, the general trend shows no sign of a real permanent
    decrease. Second, petroleum reserves are not being discovered as
    fast as petroleum is currently being consumed. From these two facts we
    can conclude that reserves will eventually be consumed and that the
    ,

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