CRT 205 Argument Validity

CRT 205 Argument Validity - Given the premises, discuss...

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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. 1.  The sign on the parking meter says “Out of Order,” so the meter isn’t working. I would say that this is probably true…there isn’t much reason for there to be a sign on the  meter unless it is true.   2.  The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches. This one is possibly true or false.  You cannot really predict the weather from one year to  the next. 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. This is possibly true or false, there is some exaggeration being used in saying how old the  vehicle is.  Forty miles to the gallon is very difficult to attain.  But the owner may use an  alternative fuel. 4. 
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