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1. 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

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.

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.

1.a 2.c 3.e

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  1. I agree with your first two answers, but disagree with number 3.

    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/composition.html

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  2. Thank you so much Ms.Sue

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  3. You're very welcome, Nancy.

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