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Diagram means drawing a circle/bubble with a number inside of it. the number corresponds to the sentence, so 2

means sentence 2 and if that's a premise then it either is with another sentence as well or goes straight into a conclusion (i.e. arrow pointing down to a bubble with a number inside for the sentence that shows it's a conclusion!


I did these already but as you can see, it says answers will vary and I want to know what would be the suggested solutions to these!


Disclaimer: I got these questions during an optional student led tutorial that I attended, these questions were handed out at the end but we ran out of time, therefore, we couldn't get all the answers for these practice questions. They are not an assignment and are not from anywhere illicit.


Thanks


64.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


Look, there's no sign of smoke from the cabin. If he were there, he'd have a fire. We'd see the smoke, unless he couldn't find any dry wood. But there's a lot of dry wood around. Notice also that you don't hear his dog. He's not there. If you don't hear his dog, he's not there. 

 


Answers will vary.

 

65.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


Toyota is raising its prices by 3 percent on January 1, and we won't be able to afford one if we wait until then. Besides that, the old heap won't make it to the first of the year. We'll have to buy now. If we cannot afford a Toyota after January 1, we'll have to buy now. If the old heap won't make it to the first of the year, we'll have to buy now. 

 


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66.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


Either there's a burglar outside or there's a dog in the garbage. There can't be a dog in the garbage because of the fence. So it must be a burglar. Besides, I think I saw a flashlight beam, and it could only be a burglar that would make such a light. 

 


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67.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


The rules under which the IRS operates will change only if there are lots of complaints about IRS activities in the press, and there has not been that level of complaint the last year or two. Furthermore, the "internal culture" of the agency provides a powerful validation of its rules, and when that happens, you're not going to get rule changes. So I think it's safe to conclude that we won't be seeing any changes in the IRS rules in the near future. 

 


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68.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing or clarifying premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


I'll bet a dollar that Booth picks Chapman as his new vice president. Booth and Chapman have been on a first-name basis for a long time, and Booth usually rewards his friends. 

 


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69.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


I'm pretty certain she wouldn't be happy as a police officer. Just watching a crime movie makes her nervous, and if she can't tolerate simulated violence, she most likely won't like the real thing. 

 


One way to indicate that the first and last claim are essentially the same is simply to assign them the same number in the passage. Another way is to give them different numbers and indicate their sameness in the diagram.

 

70.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


It seems pretty likely that all the smaller food stores around town are going to have trouble staying open. Jack's Market has closed, the 5th Street Market has closed, and now I hear that the Cash And Carry across town is going to fold up, too. You'd best get used to the idea of shopping at the big supermarkets, since those are probably going to be all that's left in another six months. 

 


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71.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


People who read more tend to have better vocabularies than those who don't, and having a good vocabulary makes you a better speaker and writer. Since good speaking and writing are important job skills, you are probably a better job candidate if you read a lot. 

 


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72.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


For one thing, every movie Stallone has made in the past decade has made money. For another, blood-and-guts patriotism is selling big these days. So the combination of another film of that kind from Stallone is very nearly a certain moneymaker. 

 


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73.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


Automobile air bags substantially reduce the chances of being hurt in a crash, and unlike seat belts, you can't forget to use them. What's more, there are almost no cases on record of a bag inflating when it shouldn't have and causing an accident. So, you're much safer buying a car with air bags than one without them. 

 


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74.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


Let's see. I know our policy covers us if our car is stolen or if the windows are broken, so chances are it'll cover us if someone steals the stereo, too. Besides that, our homeowners policy covers stereos, and our car policy seems to cover a lot of the same stuff the homeowners policy covers. 

 


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75.

Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. You may want to diagram the argument. Is there an unstated conclusion?


The competition employs a sliding mechanism. But a hinged door is lighter and easier to operate and ensures a better fit and seal with the body than a sliding mechanism, thus keeping the cabin's interior noise level to a minimum. And it allows for greater freedom in the shape of the vehicle.

—Adapted from Mazda truck product manager Bernie Chaisson, arguing that the new Mazda MPV's door setup is superior to that of Chrysler minivans 

 


Unstated conclusion: "A hinged door is better than a sliding door."

 

76.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


The Gallup people estimate that most Americans believe that physicians' fees are excessive. I know everyone I talk to thinks that. But we'll never have socialized medicine in this country. Americans will pay any amount for the freedom to choose their own doctors; that's what history tells us. 

 


Note that this passage has arguments for two separate conclusions.

 

77.

A) Analyze the argument passage below, addressing the following as appropriate: specify the issues addressed; identify premises and conclusions; classify as inductive or deductive; supply missing premises; separate arguments from window dressing; identify claims better left unstated. B) Diagram the argument.


I think we should ask Bill to take care of the house while we're gone. According to Kent, Bill took good care of Kent's house. In addition, he's always been responsible about other things. I'm sure he'll do a good job. 

 


Answers will vary.

 

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