Answer

The answer is a, because it has two premises which are stated as generalizations or facts and a conclusion that follows logically from them. Choice b has three premises and the conclusion does not follow from them. Choices c and d have conclusions that do not follow the premises.

It is not difficult to figure out a deductive argument when it is presented as straightforwardly as the examples above. But that is not how you will see them much of the time. In order for you to be able to detect a deductive argument, and then determine whether or not it is valid, you must be able to figure out what the premises and the conclusion are. Let's look more closely at both of these parts that make up a deductive argument.

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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