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    Formal proof/truth table

    How to use a formal proof in order to show that an argument is valid.

    How to use a truth table to show that an argument is valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *skywalker* View Post
    How to use a formal proof in order to show that an argument is valid.

    How to use a truth table to show that an argument is valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
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    the attached document shows the question that this was with!!
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    J-“Juliet takes the drug”; C-“Juliet is caught”; R-“Romeo thinks Juliet is dead”; D(R)-“Romeo is dead”; and D(J)-“Juliet is dead”.

    Argument:
    $\displaystyle \begin{array}{l}
    \sim J \to C \\
    J \to R \\
    R \to D(R) \\
    \underline {D(R) \to D(J)} \\
    \sim C \to \left( {D(R)D(J)} \right) \\
    \end{array}$

    Proof
    $\displaystyle \begin{array}{l}
    \sim C \to J\quad (1) \\
    \sim C \to R \\
    \sim C \to D(R) \\
    \sim C \to D(J) \\
    C \vee D(R) \\
    C \vee D(J) \\
    \left( {C \vee D(R)} \right) \wedge \left( {C \vee D(J)} \right) \\
    \underline {C \vee \left( {D(R) \wedge D(J)} \right)} \\
    \sim C \to \left( {D(R) \wedge D(J)} \right) \\
    \end{array}$

    You fill in the reasons.

    In a truth table we need $\displaystyle 2^5$ rows. WHY?
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