Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Logic - 3.7 Arguments and Truth Tables - Exercise Set 3.7 - Page 193: 67


The correct option is (c).

Work Step by Step

The provided statement shows that the narrator believes that smoking is not bad for health because he observes his three uncles who smoked two packs of cigarettes every day and they all lived into their 90s and thus,he is advising that smoking can’t be that bad for health. Hence, the provided statement is a fallacy of hasty generalization because fallacy of hasty generalization is type of fallacy which occurs when inductive generalization is made on the basis of a few observations or an unrepresentative sample. Thus, this is a type of fallacy of hasty generalization.
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