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    Traditional Logic I

    My question is regarding notation on syllogisms. Specifically I am asking about
    question number twenty-five in chapter twelve. Example:

    All girl scouts (Pd) sell cookies (M-2u)
    All girls (Sd) eat cookies (M-1u)
    Therefore, all girls (Sd) are girl scouts (Pu)

    I can't seem to locate in the text an explanation of the notation -2 or -1. I thought simply that it might mean that there are two middle terms, but that doesn't make sense - being numbered out of order on this question. The question only asks to identify major minor and middle terms and whether they are distributed or not distributed and then to identify the fallacy. Can Martin or anyone one else clarify?

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    -1 and -2 notation in syllogisms is just to count the number of middle terms. They are numbered out of order in the answer book! -Per conversation with Martin

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