have a personal computer.” “Ann has a personal computer.” e) “What is good for corporations is good for the United States.” “What is good for the United States is good for you.” “What is good for corporations is for you to buy lots of stuff.” f) “All rodents gnaw their food.” “Mice are rodents.” “Rabbits do not gnaw their food.” “Bats are not rodents.” 35. Determine whether this argument is valid: “If Superman were able and willing to prevent evil, he would do so. If Superman were unable to prevent evil, he would be impotent; if he were unwilling to prevent evil, he would be malevolent. Superman does not prevent evil. If Superman exists, he is neither impotent nor malevolent. Therefore, Superman does not exist.” 15. For each of these arguments determine whether the argument is correct or incorrect and explain why. a) All students in this class understand logic. Xavier is a student in this class. 1
Therefore, Xavier understands logic. b) Every computer science major takes discrete mathematics. Natasha is taking discrete mathematics. Therefore, Natasha is a computer science major.
- Spring '12
- Logic, Rational number