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    1. Arguments are inductive if they are invalid.
    (True or false and Explain why??)

    2. A valid argument can have a false conclusion.
    (Explain why and If true, then give an example??)

    3. The claim "The earth is round" is a valid statement.
    (True or false and Explain why??)

    4. A logically sound argument may be invalid.
    (True or false and Explain why??)

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    Hello,
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    <br>Below please find my notes on the questions you submitted. Hopefully, my explanations will allow you to successfully answer those questions. Let us know if you have any trouble.
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    <br>1. Arguments are inductive if they are invalid.
    <br>(True or false and Explain why??)
    <br>
    <br>To answer this question, think about it in terms of what are the definitions of valid and inductive arguments. A valid argument is one in which the conclusion follows necessarily from the premises. What this means is that the conclusion cannot be false while the premises are true. If you assert that the premises are true, but then assert that the conclusion is false, you generate a contradiction. Here is an example of an argument that is valid:
    <br>All dogs are canines. Spot is a dog. So, Spot is a canine.
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    <br>Try asserting that the premises are true but the conclusion is false. How can it be possible for Spot not to be a canine when he is a dog, and all dogs are canines? If Spot's not a canine, then the conclusion contradicts the premises.
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    <br>Now here is an example of an ...

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