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The average height of members of the high school basketball

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The average height of members of the high school basketball team is six feet, three inches. Jerry is on the high school basketball team, so Jerry must be taller than six feet.
The argument above is flawed because it confuses:
1. Jerry with other members of the team
2. the members of one team with the members of another team
3. people who are six feet three inches tall for people who are exactly six feet tall
4. an average for the individuals that make up that average.

Catherine goes to her local movie theater only to see romantic comedies. Since Catherine did not go to the movies yesterday, there is not a romantic comedy playing at her local theater.
The reasoning above is flawed because the evidence :
1. does not suggest that Catherine goes to see every romantic comedy that plays at her local movie theater
2. implies that Catherine is uninterested in most types of movies
3. does not indicate whether Catherine watches only romantic comedies at home
4. suggests that Catherine’s local movie theater hardly ever shows romantic comedies
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Homework
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 5 years ago.

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