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ANTH 1205 Deductive Reasoning Notes

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ANTH.1205 NETA
Due: 09/14/20
Deductive Reasoning
The mess in Mrs. Smith's kitchen was created as following:
Mrs. Smith's boys loved chocolate chip cookies. There were cookie crumbs on the floor.
(Set 3, point 5)
Muddy footprints were found entering and exiting the kitchen. (Set 3, point 3)
Mrs. Smith's boys often forgot to close the doors. (Set 3, point 2)
There were squirrel tracks in the flour leaving the kitchen but none entering were found
(set 1, point 2). As squirrels are curious and bold (set 1, point 1), the flour bag which had
been on the counter near the door was found on the floor being torn open and spilled.
That is why there were no squirrel tracks entering the kitchen. The facts that the cookie
sheet was not in the position where Mrs. Smith had left it also suggests squirrel's entry.
A windy rain fell briefly after Mrs. Smith left (set 2, point 2). Supporting clues-A fine
layer of flour covered the dried footprints (set 3, point 4). Leaves has blown into the
kitchen from the yard (set 2 point 5) and also some of the day’s mail was on the floor
which were not covered by flour (set 1, point 4).
Mrs. Smith found her kitchen door open on her return which she had closed while leaving
the kitchen. (Set 2, point 3)
From the stated facts, it can be concluded that Mrs. Smith’s boys were telling the truth that they
ate a few cookies but they did not create the mess. The mess was not intentionally created by the

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Professor ANTH.1205 NETA Due: 09/14/20 Deductive Reasoning The mess in Mrs. Smith's kitchen was created as following: • Mrs. Smith's boys loved chocolate chip cookies. There were cookie crumbs on the floor. (Set 3, point 5) • Muddy footprints were found entering and exiting the kitchen. (Set 3, point 3) • Mrs. Smith's boys often forgot to close the doors. (Set 3, point 2) • There were squirrel tracks in the flour leaving the kitchen but none entering were found (set 1, point 2). As squirrels are curious and bold (set 1, point 1), the flour bag which had been on the counter near ...
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