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    Premise and Conclusion

    What stops many people from photocopying a book and giving it to a pal is not integrity but logistics; it's easier and inexpensive to buy your friend a paperback copy.

    In the above statement, which part is the premise and which part is the conclusion? Please help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mccoy31 View Post
    What stops many people from photocopying a book and giving it to a pal is not integrity but logistics; it's easier and inexpensive to buy your friend a paperback copy.

    In the above statement, which part is the premise and which part is the conclusion? Please help!!!
    Conclusion: What stops many people from photocopying a book and giving it to a pal is not integrity but logistics

    Premise: it's easier and inexpensive to buy your friend a paperback copy

    There are also some unspoken premises here. can you figure out what they are? do you know what's a premise and what's a conclusion?
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    Thank you very much! Yes, I know that premises are propositions which are affirmed as providing support for the conclusion, a conclusion is a proposition that is affirmed on the basis of the other propositions of the argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mccoy31 View Post
    Thank you very much! Yes, I know that premises are propositions which are affirmed as providing support for the conclusion, a conclusion is a proposition that is affirmed on the basis of the other propositions of the argument.
    ok, so what were your problems in answering this question? could you come with any unspoken premises here?
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    Today was my first day ever taking a logic course, I just don't fully understand it all quite yet
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