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Homework Help: Crt 205

Posted by NancyM on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:51am.

I need some help with a few questions on my homework.

1)The Lakers almost didn't beat the Kings. They'll never get past Dallas. (Assume that in fact, the Lakers beat the Kings.)

a. Valid.
b. Sound.
c. Inductive (strong).
d. Inductive (weak).
e. This is an explanation.
2)Since some grapes are purple, and all grapes are fruit, some fruit is purple.

a. Valid.
b. Sound.
c. Inductive (strong).
d. Inductive (weak).
e. This is an explanation.
3)I don't think you should call the party a success; only eight people showed up. (Assume that you know in fact eight people showed for the party.)

a. Valid.
b. Sound.
c. Inductive (strong).
d. Inductive (weak).
e. This is an explanation.
4)“We are going to look at lots this afternoon.”

Which of the following is the clearest rewrite of the above phrase?

a. We are going to look at Lot this afternoon.
b. We are going to look a lot this afternoon.
c. We are going to look at car lots this afternoon.
d. None of the above.
e. All of the above.
5)Identify the fallacy in the following passage:

If people are thrifty and save a large percentage of their money, then their
personal economy is better off in the long run. Therefore, if a society is thrifty and
saves a large percentage of its money, the society will be better off in the long run.

a. Fallacy of addition.
b. Fallacy of subtraction.
c. Fallacy of division.
d. Fallacy of composition.
e. This is a good argument; it is not a fallacy.
my answers are: 1)d 2)d 3)d 4)e

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