Discrete Mathematics with Applications 4th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0-49539-132-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-49539-132-6

Chapter 2 - The Logic of Compound Statements - Exercise Set 2.3 - Page 62: 33


Premise 1: all soldiers are male Premise 2: X is a soldier Conclusion: from premise 1 and 2 follows that X is male

Work Step by Step

This is an example of a valid argument with a false conclusion. The argument is perfectly valid but the conclusion is wrong because of the false premise (premise 1).
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