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In the following argument, determine the validity or otherwise of the statement: "If the BIOS test runs fine, the CPU and motherboard must be OK. If the CPU and the motherboard and memory are all OK, then there must be a flaw in the OS. The BIOS test runs fine and the memory is OK. Therefore there must be a flaw in the OS." (I) Write the four(4) propositional statement(s) in the above argument. (II) State the premise(s) and conclusion in the above argument. (III) Using a truth table, determine the validity or otherwise of this statement.

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(i)

B= BIOS test runs fine

C= CPU and motherboard is OK

M= memory is OK

O = There is a flaw in the OS


(ii)

Premises = B \to C

C \varLambda m \to 0

B \varLambda m

Conclusion =0

(iii)



In bowl All the premise is true, the conclusion is also true. So the argument is valid 

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