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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
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    birds are dependent on koi swimming

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  2. hahd
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    if koi dont swim then birds dont chirp

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

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  4. Dangolbery
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    koi only swims on sundays

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

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  6. jim_thompson5910
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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

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  7. snaef999
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    if k = s then b = c b != c thus k!=s

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

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  9. sandii2006
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    how come you both got DIFFERENT answers?

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  10. jim_thompson5910
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    abtrehearn is using not p instead he should be using not q

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  11. hahd
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    p --> q ~q .: ~p

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  12. jim_thompson5910
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    but the law of the contrapositive is another way to say modus tollens

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  13. sandii2006
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    ok which is the "correct" way to say it jim?

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  14. jim_thompson5910
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    not sure which one your book uses

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  15. sandii2006
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    i believe it the modus

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  16. abtrehearn
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    My mistake.

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  17. jim_thompson5910
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    have you seen that term before?

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  18. hahd
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    jim is right

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

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  20. sandii2006
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    yes i have seen that term before jim

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  21. jim_thompson5910
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    ok then that's one way to justify your answer

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  22. abtrehearn
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    Got the p and q backwards.

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  23. sandii2006
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    ok thank you. for clarifying it jim :)

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  24. jim_thompson5910
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    np

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