Posted by **Dee** on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 6:36pm.

All sages provide both wisdom and inspiration. Since Dasha’s speech contained wisdom and greatly inspired her audience, Dasha is a sage.

Which one of the following points out the flaw in the argument above?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 6:53pm
Does anyone else beside sages provide wisdom and inspiration?

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**Damon**, Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 6:59pm
The way I remember this subject:

hypothetical statement - if a cow, then a mammal

converse - if mammal, then a cow (not necessarily true)

inverse - if not a cow, then not a mammal (not necessarily true)

contrapositive - if not a mammal, then not a cow (true)

now here

statement - if sage, then wisdom

converse - if wisdom, then sage (not necessarily true) (this is it!)

inverse - if not sage, then not wisdom (not necessarily true)

contrapositive - if not wisdom, then not sage (true)

Here we have the converse, so not necessarily true.

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**Damon**, Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:00pm
Alternately draw Venn diagrams as Ms. Sue did in her head.

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