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# quiz1 solutions QRMS - Math 1012: QRMS Name: Quiz 1 Feb. 6,...

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Math 1012: QRMS Quiz 1 Feb. 6, 2012 Name: 1A 27 In the following argument, (a) identify the premise(s) and conclusion, (b) explain why the argument is deceptive, and (c) identify the type of fallacy it represents. Everyone loves Shakespeare, because his plays have been read for many centuries. Solution: (a) Premise: Shakespeare’s plays have been read for many centuries. Conclusion: Everyone loves Shakespeare. (b) The argument is deceptive because both the premise and can conclusion are ba- sically conveying the same point: Shakespeare is popular. The premise points this out by referring to his wide readership. The conclusion asserts the popularity directly. Thus the argument could be restated as Shakespeare is popular. Shakespeare is popular. (c) This is the fallacy of circular reasoning. Note: This is not the only possible answer I accepted, but for full credit your answer from part (b) needed to match up with and justify your answer to (c). 1B 65 Identify the hypothesis and conclusion in the following proposition and state their

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