deductive argument

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A deductive argument begins with premises and logically infers a conclusion. In order to be sound, the premises of an argument must be true. In order to be valid, the two premises must prove the conclusion.

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LOGIC PAPERA deductive argument begins with premises and logically infers a conclusion. In order to be sound, the premises of an argument must be true. In order to be valid, the two premises must prove the conclusion. A deductive argument that stands as both sound and valid is factually true and therefore cogently strong. In juxtaposition, an inductive argument begins with a conclusion and then seeks to logically infer a relationship between the conclusion and the premises. Inductive arguments are not valid; that is, by its nature, an inductive argument cannot deductively prove that a relationship between its premises and its conclusion. Resultantly, although inductive arguments may strongly suggest a link between the premise and conclusion, it cannot be said to have the same cogent strength that a deductive argument has.Consider the following example of a deductive argument:1. J

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