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Ava on February 9 at 02:55AM

Diagraming

Can someone explain how they diagramed the stimulus? My understanding is that the stimulus “just reverses” the premise to make the conclusion. But the correct answer choice, answer choice B, in my reading of it doesn’t seem to do this. Can someone clarify the correct diagraming here? Thanks in advance.

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Skylar on February 9 at 07:34AM

@shafieiava, happy to help!

The passage can be diagrammed as follows:
First sentence: HB -> SC
Second sentence: not HB -> not SC
Therefore, the flaw is simply negating the original S->N statement.

Answer choice (B) can be diagrammed as follows:
First sentence: TG -> RAF
Second sentence: not TG -> not RAF
Again, we see the flaw of simply negating the original S->N statement. Since this is the same flaw as is seen in the passage, (B) is correct.

Does that make sense? Please let us know if you have any other questions!