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!

mathpremises  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.

mathpremises  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.

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

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