Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Logic - 3.7 Arguments and Truth Tables - Exercise Set 3.7 - Page 193: 74


The provided statement is of fallacy of composition which is option (k) in given example.

Work Step by Step

The provided statement shows that the person made his mind that the question is difficult without even looking at question because test made by Professor Flunkem and Flunkem’s exam is always difficult. It is same conclusion the provided in part (k) that is the fallacy of composition which implies that an argument moves from premises about the parts of a group to a conclusion about the whole group. It also occurs when characteristics of an entire group are mistakenly applied to parts of the group. Thus, the correct match for the provided statement is option (k).
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