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When you choose to delete something you shared on Facebook
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Consider the following argument:

“When you choose to delete something you shared on Facebook, we (Facebook) remove it from the site; I chose to delete something I shared (on Facebook); therefore, Facebook removed it from the site.”

Which of the following statements best characterizes this argument?

Select one:
a. This is an inductive argument because he is lying: he did not delete something from the site.

b. This is a deductive argument because Facebook only remove things shared on the site most of the time.

c. This is an inductive argument because the conclusion is false.

d. This is a deductive argument because the conclusion logically follows from the form of the argument: All A is B; x is A; therefore x is B.e. This is not an argument at all.

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Consider the following argument:

“When I deleted my account from Facebook, the next day I got an e-mail from Facebook asking me to return. THEREFORE, when you delete your account you will also probably get an e-mail from Facebook the next day asking you to return.”

Which of the following best characterizes this argument?

Select one:
a. This is a valid deductive argument with the form, ‘If A then B; B; therefore A.’

b. This is a valid deductive argument of the form: either A or B; C; therefore Not A.

c. This is not an argument.

d. This is a deductive argument with the form, ‘All A is B’ x is A; therefore, x is B’.

e. This is an inductive argument based on an analogy; evidence (my experience with Facebook) is provided; and a claim is made that your experience will probably be the same based on an analogy with my experience.

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A key difference between inductive and deductive reasoning is:

Select one:
a. Deductive reasoning is not always true and neither is inductive reasoning.

b. Inductive reasoning can be complicated, but deductive reasoning is easy.

c. We use inductive reasoning, but we don’t use deductive reasoning.

d. Deductive reasoning aims for certainty (valid form and true premises) whereas inductive reasoning tries to establish what is probably true.

e. Inductive reasoning uses analogies whereas deductive reasoning uses statistics.

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Which of the following is a valid deductive argument form?

Select one:
a. All A is B; A is x; therefore, x is B

b. Most A is B; therefore most B is C.

c. If A then B; C; therefore D

d. No A is true. Therefore, No B is true.

e. All A is B.

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Which of the following statements are true about inductive reasoning?