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Unformatted text preview: 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 instructors, the better. 2. The annual rainfall in Californias north valley averages twenty-three inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches. (c) possibly true or possibly false. There are many other factors that are taken into consideration when predicting rainfall and this argument is just going by what the rainfall was last year. 3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck has a monster V8; besides, its fifty years old and needs an overhaul. (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt. With gas being so expensive the public has a general knowledge of what makes cars more efficient on gas. To me this argument is that there is no way he is going to get 40 miles to the gallon in that car and...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09