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Indicate whether the deductive reasoning used is an example of affirming the hypothesis or denying the conclusion. 7)
If a number is divisible by 3, then the sum of the digits of that number is divisible by 3.
A number is divisible by 3. Therefore sum of the digits of that number is divisible by 3.
affirming the hypothesis B)
denying the conclusion C)
both affirming the hypothesis and denying the conclusion D)
neither affirming the hypothesis nor denying the conclusion
I want to know if I have this answer right is it C. both affirming the hypothesis and denying the conclusion?
If the example affirms the hypothesis but denies the conclusion, that that is a counterexample to the implication (true does not imply false).