There test your understanding of the basic
concepts of this section. ???
There are two of the basic concepts of this
section. Rephrase each of these ideas using
your own words.
Rephrase Polya's problem solving method in
your own words using a detective solving a
case as an example.
Compare each problem with the following reasoning
forms: Valid reasoning: direct reasoning,
indirect reasoning, transitive reasoning Invalid
reasoning: fallacy of the converse, fallacy
of the inverse, and false chain pattern.
See Example 7; fit each problem into one of
the types of valid or invalid reasoning: direct
reasoning, indirect reasoning, transitive
reasoning, fallacy of the converse, fallacy
of the inverse, or false chain pattern.
Set up a truth table and then list all possibilities
of p and q (or for p, q,
and r in Problem 35).
Complete the truth table to prove the result
(or disprove it in the case of Problem
Use direct reasoning, indirect reasoning,
law of excluded middle, or transitivity to
form a valid conclusion. See Examples
These problems need to be translated into
symbolic form before finding the conclusion.
See Examples 4 and 5.
However, as you go through the book be
sure you look at all the examples in the text.
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