Sherlock Syllogisms

sherlock-holmes-147255A syllogism, from the Greek words for conclusion and inference, is a logic puzzle where you draw a conclusion from particular kinds of purported facts you are given and those facts alone. Syllogisms are an important basis of logical thinking. Thinking clearly starts with understanding the 24 syllogisms. Much flawed reasoning involves people believing faulty syllogisms are true. Getting software right can involve this kind of clear thinking about the consequences of the code. Given the following purported facts, which statement can be concluded? The game is afoot!

i)  All gems in the game are expensive in-game purchases.

     All rubies in the game are gems.

Therefore which of the following can we conclude?

a. Some rubies in the game are expensive in-game purchases.

b. All rubies in the game are expensive in-game purchases.

c. Some gems in the game are expensive in-game purchases.

d. None of the above


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