Posted by m on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:26pm.
I am a bit stumped here. Working on syllogisms. To be a valid syllogism, the conclusion must be proven by the reasons. We are to decide if te following are valid or invalid.
1. All zebras are striped animals. No zebras are polar bears. Therefore, no polar bears are striped animals.
My answer Originally I was going to say valid but after breaking down the sentence I then see it as invalid.
2. All clowns are funny individuals. Some sad people are clowns. Therefore, some sad people are funny individuals.
My answerI feel this is valid.

English  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:31pm
I agree with both of your answers.

English  Patsy, Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:34pm
Some sticky substances are yucky things. All taffy is a sticky substance. Therefore, some taffy is a yucky thing
Is this a valid syllogism
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