Posted by **donovan** on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:33pm.

A bit confused with this one: Is the argument correct? if not explain why it's not and change the minor premise to make it correct:

All NBA basketball players are over 5ft. tall

Russell is 6ft tall

Therefore, Russell plays in the NBA

Thanks!

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**donovan**, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:36pm
I meant to add my thoughts: I think it is incorrect because of an inverse problem. To make it correct I would write it as:

All NBA basketball players are over 5ft tall

Russell is an NBA player

Therefore, Russell is over 6ft tall.

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**MathMate**, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 5:36pm
The first post has made a wrong conclusion. (p->q and q->p are different propositinos)

The second conclusion is correct.

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**donovan**, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11:47am
thank you!

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**MathMate**, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 5:16pm
You're welcome!

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