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Logic question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a term to describe this logic structure:

    Red things are fast.
    My car is red.
    Therefore: My car is fast.

    I realize that the logic in this example is flawed. I'm just looking for a term for the structure in this example.

    I'm trying to help our daughter with her homework and I continue to impress her with my lack of knowledge.
     
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You have a false premise, therefore your conclusion is faulty.
     
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Correct. The equation would only be true if your first sentence began with the word "All."
     
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    OK, OK, so once again I prove my lack of knowledge.

    Throw an "All" in front of the red.

    Is there a term by which this type of logic equation is referred?
     
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I'm not sure what more you're looking for.
     
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Try this list of fallacies

    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/
     
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It's a syllogism...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllogism
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

  9. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I wish I knew where my logic book was from college. I could tell you in an instant, but I just don't remember. Sorry man.
     
  10. Dedo

    Dedo Member

    Your example is flawed, but I think you're getting at the transitive property.

    Transitive property -- If X equals Y, and Y equals Z, then X equals Z.
     
  11. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I think you're right dedo. I couldn't remember it.
     
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Throw in "All" and the logic of the statement is correct.
     
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