Determine whether the following argument is valid.

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Premises: If Sally studies music, then she is artistic.

Sally is not artistic.

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Conclusion: Sally does not study music.

Is it? Premises :p→q

                          p

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Conclusion: q

p: sally is not artistic

q: Sally does not study music

am I right? Please help

Jun 15th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Sally is not artistic implies that Sally does not study music

Hence, p---->q

Therefore your answer is correct.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 15th, 2015

Thankyou last part does this mean it's the Law of detachment, and not syllogism, , or indirect reasoning?

Jun 15th, 2015

It is a foundational preposition, with a hypothesis (p) and a consequence (q).

Jun 15th, 2015

Under the book its called Law of detachment but thankyou

Jun 15th, 2015

Okay, Welcome. All the best in your studies

Jun 15th, 2015

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