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.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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