Appendix A. Answers to Thinking Exercises

IMPORTANT: Please read only the solution to the problem you're working on. If you read ahead and look at the other solutions before you work the problems, you'll take the fun out of the process and deprive yourself of a learning opportunity.

Chapter 6. Solution to the "Inference" Problem

Chapter 6. Solution to the "Inference" Problem

  • Statement 1 is True. The evidence—the text of the story—specifies this.

  • Statement 2 is Unverifiable (we must check "?"). The text of the story provides no information with which to determine whether or not any or all of the employees denied taking the money.

  • Statement 3 is Unverifiable. We know from the story that Joe A was on vacation when the incident occurred; that doesn't prove ...

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