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    I need help with finding the correct answer to this question. I have read the chapter and I am unclear what I need to do. Explain what is a fallacy and then show the particular flaws in reasoning that correspond to each one. I need to provide an example and indicate which of the two fallacies is exemplifying.

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    Dear Student,
    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. Now, your post is a little unclear being that you said you have to provide an example and indicate which '2 fallacies' are exemplifying - this sort of means that you have to choose from 2 sample fallacies (which I will assume is a given) which perhaps 'exemplifies' a particular kind of fallacy? Since you have not explained this part , I am assuming that you have somewhat miswritten this section. Thus, the solution below does the following - explains what a fallacy is, presents an example and 'exemplifies' (shows by example) another fallacy that uses exemplification as proof (Proof by example fallacy). Lastly, 2 sample fallacies that follow the fallacy pattern you have listed above. I hope this all helps. If you have questions, you can leave them via the feedback section. Also, you can use the references for further studies. I am sure however that you have somewhat gotten the gist of your readings - you just need to understand in general what fallacies are and it is understandable if you ...

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    The solution explains what fallacies are and lists 3 fallacies providing a definition and examples of each. references are listed for further studies of the topic. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.