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Checkpoint 1 crt Week 7 - 4 In three of the last four...

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1. CheckPoint 1: Argument Validity . Resources: Ch. 7 and the Answers, Suggestions, and Tips for Triangle Exercises section of Critical Thinking. Please note: You are not required to complete questions displaying a triangle symbol. . Due Date: Day 3 [ Individual forum] . . Complete Exercise 7-9 on pp. 236-237 of the text. Exercise 7-9 Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the closer your answers are to your instructor’s, the better. 2. The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches. (b) probably true 3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck has a monster V8; besides, it’s fifty years old and needs an overhaul. (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt
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Unformatted text preview: 4. In three of the last four presidential races, the winner of the Iowa Republican primary has not captured the Republican nomination. Therefore, the winner of the next Iowa Republican primary will not capture the Republican nomination. (c) possibly true or possibly false 6. The number of cellular telephones has increased dramatically in each of the past few years. Therefore there will be even more of them in use this coming year. (b) probably true 7. Since the graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other Ivy League schools generally score higher on the Graduate Record Examination than students from Central State, it follows that the Ivy League schools do more toward educating their students than Central State does. (c) possibly true or possibly false 8. Michael Jackson has had more plastic surgery than anybody else in California. You can bet he’s had more than anybody in Connecticut! (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt...
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