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Geom 2point3

  1. 1. 2.3 Deductive Reasoning Objectives: - Use symbolic notation to represent logical statements - Form conclusions by applying the laws of logic to true statements
  2. 2. Using Symbolic Notation <ul><li>Let p can represent the hypothesis and q represent the conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>If p then q </li></ul><ul><li>OR p q </li></ul><ul><li>How would we write the converse? </li></ul><ul><li>If q, then p OR q p </li></ul><ul><li>A biconditional can be written as If p, then q and if q, then p, </li></ul><ul><li>OR p q </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let p be “the value of x is -5” and let q be “the absolute value of x is 5” <ul><li>Write p q in words. </li></ul><ul><li>If the value of x is -5, then the absolute value of x is 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Write q p in words. </li></ul><ul><li>If the absolute value of x is 5, then the value of x is -5. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide whether the biconditional statement p q is true </li></ul><ul><li>The conditional statement is true, but the converse is false, so the biconditional is false. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symbolic Notation for NOT <ul><li>Not: ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Not p: ~p </li></ul><ul><li>Not q: ~q </li></ul><ul><li>The inverse of p  q: ~p  ~q </li></ul><ul><li>The contrapositive of p  q: ~q  ~p </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example <ul><li>Let p be “it is raining” and q be “the soccer game is cancelled” </li></ul><ul><li>p  q </li></ul><ul><li>~q  ~p </li></ul><ul><li>Contrapositive: If the soccer game is not canceled, then it is not raining. </li></ul><ul><li>Inverse: ~p  ~q </li></ul><ul><li>If it is not raining, then the soccer game is not cancelled. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Look at bottom of page 88 <ul><li>Review: A conditional statement is equivalent to the contrapositive </li></ul><ul><li>Converse and inverse are equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the car battery example at the bottom of p. 88 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using the Laws of Logic <ul><li>Deductive reasoning uses facts, definitions, and accepted properties in a logical order to write a logical argument . </li></ul><ul><li>This is different from inductive reasoning, in which previous examples and patterns are used to form a conjecture. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inductive or deductive? <ul><li>Andrea know that Robin is a sophomore and Todd is a junior. All the other juniors that Andrea knows are older than Robin. Therefore, Andrea reasons that Todd is older than Robin based on past observation. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea knows that Todd is older than Chan. She also knows that Chan is older than Robin. Andrea reasons that Todd is older than Robin based on accepted statements. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Law of Detachment <ul><li>If p  q is a true conditional statement and p is true, then q is true. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is this argument valid? <ul><li>Jamal knows that if he misses the practice the day before a game, then he will not be a starting player in the game. Jamal misses practice on Tuesday so he concludes that he will not be able to start in Wednesday’s game. </li></ul><ul><li>Valid use of Law of Detachment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is this argument valid? <ul><li>If 2 angles form a linear pair, then they are supplementary; </li></ul><ul><li>Angle A and Angle B are supplementary, So Angle A and Angle B form a linear pair. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a valid use of Law of Detachment </li></ul>120º 60°
  12. 12. Law of Syllogism <ul><li>If p  q and q  r are true conditional statements, then p  r is true. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Write some conditional statements about these true Zoology Facts <ul><li>If a bird is the fastest bird on land, then it is the largest of all birds. </li></ul><ul><li>If a bird is the largest of all birds, then it is an ostrich. </li></ul><ul><li>If a bird is a bee hummingbird, then it is the smallest of all birds. </li></ul><ul><li>If a bird is the largest of all birds, then it is flightless. </li></ul><ul><li>If a bird is the smallest bird, then it has a nest the size of a walnut half-shell. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Deductive Reasoning <ul><li>Over the summer, Mike visited Alabama. </li></ul><ul><li>If Mike visits Alabama, then he will spend a day in Montgomery. </li></ul><ul><li>If Mike spends a day in Montgomery, then he will visit the Civil Rights Memorial. </li></ul><ul><li>Did Mike visit the Civil Rights Memorial? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lewis Carroll’s puzzle . . . <ul><li>A says B lies. </li></ul><ul><li>B says C lies. </li></ul><ul><li>C says A and B lie. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is telling the truth? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is lying? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Do page 91 1 - 7 <ul><li>Homework: worksheets </li></ul>

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