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Critical Thinking in Everyday Life 1. In a letter from a CD club, you read the words: “12 CDs for 1¢.” The reply card had this written on it: I've enclosed $1.50 (that's 1¢ for 12 CD's, plus $1.49 for enrollment charge). I agree to buy 6 CDs at regular price within the next two years. George signed up and sent in $1.50, but when the CDs arrived they came with an invoice for $36.50. What happened? 2. Consider the following ballot initiative that appeared in a statewide election: Shall there be an amendment to the state constitution stating that the state and any city, town, or county may control the promotion of obscenity to the full extent by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and thereby preventing the state courts from interpreting the right of free expression more broadly than under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the area of obscenity? a.) According the text of this initiative, is the state constitution more or less strict
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Unformatted text preview: about obscenity than the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Explain. b.) Explain the effect of a yes vote on this initiative. c.)True or False: If the initiative is passed, then the state would have a stricter law on obscenity than specified in the U.S. Constitution. Explain. 3.) In each statement, identify at least two hidden assumptions. a.) We should stop renting and buy a house now because interest rates are so low. b.) I saw Jenny riding in a limousine, so she must be rich. c.) I support increased military spending because we need a strong America. 4.) You are buying an airplane ticket and you are presented with two choices: i.) The lowest fare is $1600, but 25% of the fare is non-refundable if you change or cancel the ticket. ii.)A fully refundable ticket is available for $2900 Describe all of your options, and discuss how you should decide which ticket to buy. www.math.ufl.edu/~harringt Jan. 19, 2007...
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