Fallacy and Correct Answer

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* Question 1
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| Since Greenville is one mile from Central City, and Central City is one mile from Harristown, it follows necessarily that Greenville is two miles from Harristown.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Deductive, valid.|

Correct Answer:|   Deductive, invalid.|
Answer Feedback:| Incorrect|
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* Question 2
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| Many women have been elected to political offices in recent years. Therefore, it is likely that the next American President will be a woman.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Inductive, weak.|

Correct Answer:|   Inductive, weak.|
Answer Feedback:| Correct|
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* Question 3
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| The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 because it collided with an iceberg. Four if the ship's 16 watertight compartments could have been flooded without the ship sinking. However the iceberg tore several gashes in the hull, flooding 5 of these compartments.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Nonargument.|

Correct Answer:|   Nonargument.|
Answer Feedback:| Correct|
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* Question 4
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| We believe that our company must develop and produce outstanding products that will perform a great service or fill a need for our customers. We believe that our business must be run at an adequate profit and that the services and products we offer must be better than those offered by our competitors. We believe that our business must provide stability of employment and job security for all those who depend on our company for their livelihood. (Robert D. Hay, et al, "Introduction to Social Responsibility")Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Argument; conclusion: We believe that the services and products we offer . . . competitors.| Correct Answer:|   Nonargument.|

Answer Feedback:| Incorrect|
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* Question 5
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| Since figure A is a square and the length of one of its sides is exactly one inch, it follows that its area is exactly one square inch.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Deductive, valid.|

Correct Answer:|   Deductive, valid.|
Answer Feedback:| Correct|
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* Question 6
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| If growth can no longer be counted on to provide for all the major wants, private and public, of a society, or to sustain all the peripheral members of a society at a level that keeps a lid on mutinous outbreaks, especially in congested urban centers, then some specification of a nation's most serious needs--its social priorities--and some direction as to how goods are to be allocated among society's members are needed. (Neil W. Chamberlain, Social Strategy and Corporate Structure)Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Nonargument.|

Correct Answer:|   Nonargument.|
Answer Feedback:| Correct|
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* Question 7
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| Most fast food restaurants cook French fries and other foods in beef tallow. This is a flavorful shortening high in saturated fat, which has been linked to heart disease. Chicken, which is low in fat, in a fast food sandwich has been found to contain more fat than a pint of ice cream. The reason fast food restaurants use beef tallow is that it makes food more flavorful and it is cheaper than alternative ways of cooking food.(Dominic Salvatore, Managerial Economics, 3rd ed.)Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Argument; conclusion: Most fast food restaurants cook French fries and other foods in beef tallow.| Correct Answer:|   Nonargument.|

Answer Feedback:| Incorrect|
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* Question 8
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| Since Ann and Bill have the same natural parents, it follows that they are siblings.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Deductive, valid.|
Correct Answer:|   Deductive, valid.|
Answer Feedback:| Correct|
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