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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 07:33
D C D
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 07:39
I don't agree with the answer to Q1. The answer should be "E" and NOT "D". Are you sure the official answer is D.

Q2: E

Q3: D

Q4: C

Q5: A

Q6: D
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 08:42
Q4.
A) Two seasons ago, Samuel fished on another boat off Dutch Harbor and caught more fish than any other member of that boat.
>> This is the correct answer. This shows Samuel is not a bad fishnerman. The rest of the options do not prove that he is not a bad fisherman in order to weaken the argument.

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D)The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective’s dull companion.
>> This is storngly supported by the passage "the author’s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution".
The rest of the options A- is the fact specified in passage. B, C and E seems to be false statements or in other words they conflict with the passage.

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D)Because taking this drug does not cure the disease for which it is prescribed, but only reduces the disease’s most harmful effects, doctors should not continue to prescribe this drug.
>> This one is the best that I thought would resembles the argument.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 10:58
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Lets Start with an easy one

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Pundit: The only airline providing service for our town announces that because the service is unprofitable, it will discontinue this service next year. Town officials have urged the community to use the airline’s service more frequently so that the airline will change its decision. There is no reason to comply with their recommendation, however, for just last week these same officials drove to an out-of-town conference instead of flying.
The Pundit’s reasoning is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it presumes, without providing justification, that
(A) Increasing the number of tickets sold without increasing ticket prices will be sufficient to make continued air service economically feasible.
(B) Suspending service and losing money by continuing service are the airline’s only options.
(C) The town officials paid for their trip with taxpayers’ money rather than their own money.
(D) Ground transportation is usually no less expensive than airplane transportation.
(E) If the town officials did not follow their own advice, then that advice is not worth following.


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According to me , it's C...pundit's reasoning is criticising the officials which is Ad Hominem. It will be vulnerable to criticism if any point justifies officials' act.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 11:19
important factor is improve margin, that is missed out, thus A
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 12:49
I feel the following :

Q4 - A, Since this argument has most conclusively provides evidence of Samuel's abilities to catch fish more then anyone.
Q5 - E, Since this statement provides a direct relevance to the paragraph stated above. The lines already highlighted by someone else in the post in blue color.
Q6 - C, This provides the most closest analogy between the 2 statements just like having more cops on the street doesn't stop crime, similarly having installed Alarms doesn't stop robbery. However Alarms are installed to prevent robbery though they are less effective then guards. Similarly Cops on streets Dont stop crime, however they are deployed more if the crime rate goes high.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 22:16
I think its "E" - pundits presume that "since the town officials do not go by their own advice therefore their advice is not worth listening to"
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 22:56
RaviChandra wrote:
Lets Start with an easy one

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Pundit: The only airline providing service for our town announces that because the service is unprofitable, it will discontinue this service next year. Town officials have urged the community to use the airline’s service more frequently so that the airline will change its decision. There is no reason to comply with their recommendation, however, for just last week these same officials drove to an out-of-town conference instead of flying.
The Pundit’s reasoning is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it presumes, without providing justification, that
(A) Increasing the number of tickets sold without increasing ticket prices will be sufficient to make continued air service economically feasible.
(B) Suspending service and losing money by continuing service are the airline’s only options.
(C) The town officials paid for their trip with taxpayers’ money rather than their own money.
(D) Ground transportation is usually no less expensive than airplane transportation.
(E) If the town officials did not follow their own advice, then that advice is not worth following.


Source:Q8/10-2002/1000CR



A - is the option for the continued air service for the airlines - not relavant to the question asked
B - same as above - irrelavant
C - supporting reason for the officials, taxpayers are not mentioned - not relavant.
D - supports the assumption to some extent .
E - supports to full extent.

Hence option E
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 23:01
RaviChandra wrote:
Q5 is not B


Q4 C
Q5 C
Q6 A

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 23:26
In serious depression ... now thinks the doctors suggestion for "3CR's a day" might not help much.

Need stronger medication.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 23:51
Q1 (D) Ground transportation is usually no less expensive than airplane transportation.

Because political analyst presumes that official used ground transport because it is cheap..

Q2 : (E) Dinosaurs were susceptible to fatal respiratory problems cause by contamination of the air by asteroid debris

Because it resolves both the scientist belief that debris could have been hurled into the sky resulting in extinction of dinosaurs.

Q3 : (D) Large governmental job retraining programs do not meet the short-term needs of different individual companies.

because it assumes that training is effective only if it meets the short term objectives of the individual companies..

Q4 : C) While fishing this past season, Samuel fell sick for a week and did not catch any fish during this time

The argument assumes that all of them spent equal time in fishing so all fisherman should have caught equal number of fishes.. This statement weakens the argument by giving a reason he could not catch the fishes..

Q5 : C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery

This is the statement that shall follow the argument.. Other statements cannot be proven..

Q6 : (A) Some people think that rules with higher standards than people can live up to, such as those enjoining total honesty, prevent some immoral behavior by giving people a guide to self-improvement. But such rules actually worsen behavior by make people cynical about rules. Thus, societies should not institute overly demanding rules.

( i think i am correct but got confused in.. :-D :-D )
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 05:05
What is OA ??
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 05:39
vspradeep ? Do you hold a master's in English?
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 06:13
Guys Sorry i was so busy with work...

Ill post the OA and next set of 3 Questions.... in a while

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 06:21
OA:
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1)D 2)E 3)D 4)D 5)C 6)D


Please specify if explanation for any answer is required
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 07:37
Since none of us in the thread could get all "Right".

I would be a good idea if you can put across the OA explanation for the same.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 07:47
true mads CAD for 4,5, 6 ques, and hte reasoning you offered is wat i followed. how to give kudos??
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 09:23
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true mads CAD for 4,5, 6 ques, and hte reasoning you offered is wat i followed. how to give kudos??


what just because your reasonings match he gets Kudos. You have to answer all questions.

Give me some too.

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:08
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Policy analyst: Increasing the size of a police force is only a stopgap method of crime prevention. It does not get at the root causes of crime. Therefore, city officials should not respond to rising crime rates by increasing the size of their city’s police force.

The flawed reasoning in which one of the following arguments most closely resembles the flawed reasoning in the policy analyst’s argument?




P : Increasing in PF helps Crime prevention. but root cause not addressed.
Conl : so increasing PF should not raise for increased Crime.
Flaw Assumed that root caused should be addressed in-order to remove crime



(A) Some people think that rules with higher standards than people can live up to, such as those enjoining total honesty, prevent some immoral behavior by giving people a guide to self-improvement. But such rules actually worsen behavior by make people cynical about rules. Thus, societies should not institute overly demanding rules.

P: People Think higher standard Rules improves behavior. but those rules worsen
Conclusion :so dont use Rules

fare enough no Flaw and no comparison with Question at all


(B) Swamps play an important role in allaying the harsh effects of floods because they absorb a great deal of water. Although dams prevent many floods, they worsen the effects of the greatest floods by drying up swamps. Thus dams should not be built.

He`s trying to compare two things..

This is no way comparison in the Question, i guess need not explain further....



(C) Although less effective in preventing theft than security guards, burglar alarm systems are more affordable to maintain. Because the greater loss from theft when alarms are used is outweighed by their lower cost, companies are advised always to use burglar alarm systems.

Same as B its comparing Guards&Burglar no out....



(D) Because taking this drug does not cure the disease for which it is prescribed, but only reduces the disease’s most harmful effects, doctors should not continue to prescribe this drug

Sol : Taking Drug A will reduce harmful effects but will not cure Disease.
Conl : So Doctors should not prescribe

Flaw: Assumed that Tablets are only be given to cure the disease rather than reduce harmful effect

if observed properly its in alignment with Question


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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:10
Please not that Answer options should exactly match with the Question Reasoning.
Please post the Question number if u require any other Question to be explained....
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