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sandii2006

  • 3 years ago

Write the argument below in symbols to determine whether it is valid or invalid. State a reason for your conclusion. Specify the p and q you used. Submit your full detailed solution If the koi are swimming in the pond, then the birds are chirping. The birds are not chirping. The koi are not swimming in the pond.

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  1. hahd
    • 3 years ago
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    birds are dependent on koi swimming

  2. hahd
    • 3 years ago
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    if koi dont swim then birds dont chirp

  3. 101Ryan101
    • 3 years ago
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    If the Packers are playing, koi might be swimming.

  4. Dangolbery
    • 3 years ago
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    koi only swims on sundays

  5. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    come on guys i'm trying to LEARN THIS please.... no joking around.. I would appreciate it..

  6. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    p: the koi are swimming in the pond q: the birds are chirping So the argument translates to p --> q ~q .: ~p So this is a valid argument since it uses the Modus Tollens form

  7. snaef999
    • 3 years ago
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    if k = s then b = c b != c thus k!=s

  8. abtrehearn
    • 3 years ago
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    \[p \rightarrow q\]not p therefore, not q. The argument is valid [contrapositive]

  9. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    how come you both got DIFFERENT answers?

  10. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    abtrehearn is using not p instead he should be using not q

  11. hahd
    • 3 years ago
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    p --> q ~q .: ~p

  12. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    but the law of the contrapositive is another way to say modus tollens

  13. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    ok which is the "correct" way to say it jim?

  14. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    not sure which one your book uses

  15. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    i believe it the modus

  16. abtrehearn
    • 3 years ago
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    My mistake.

  17. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    have you seen that term before?

  18. hahd
    • 3 years ago
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    jim is right

  19. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    well you have the law of contrapositive correct (since that's just another way of saying modus tollens)

  20. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    yes i have seen that term before jim

  21. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    ok then that's one way to justify your answer

  22. abtrehearn
    • 3 years ago
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    Got the p and q backwards.

  23. sandii2006
    • 3 years ago
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    ok thank you. for clarifying it jim :)

  24. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    np

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