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Marcela notices an error in her social studies textbook. She raises her hand to alert her teacher, who protests and says it must be right. When Marcela asks why, the teacher responds that it must be correct because it is in the book.

What is the flaw in the teacher's logic?


The teacher is falling victim to sentimental appeals, relying on her emotional commitment to the material.


The teacher knows that the textbook has been approved by many others and wants to support the opinion of the majority.


The teacher is creating circular reasoning, failing to introduce new evidence to the argument.


The teacher is offended by the idea that the book could be wrong and is therefore relying on denial.


The teacher is relying on her own knowledge instead of considering Marcela's.

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