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A particular phenomenon has been observed in the relationship between age and attire. The more formally a person is dressed, the older the average observer will gauge him or her to be. Thus, the average observer viewing two men, one wearing a business suit and the other wearing casual clothing, will generally estimate the man in the business suit to be five years older than the man wearing casual clothing.

The conclusion of the argument above would be more properly drawn if which of the following were true?

a) The age of the man wearing the business suit is greater than that of the man wearing casual clothing.

b) The older a man is, the more likely it is that he will wear a business suit.

c) The age of the man wearing the business suit is equal to the age of the man wearing casual clothing.

d) The average observer’s estimates of age are generally more accurate regarding casually dressed people than formally dressed people.

e) The average observer’s estimates of age are generally more accurate regarding formally dressed people than casually dressed people.

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08 Dec 2007, 20:10
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A particular phenomenon has been observed in the relationship between age and attire. The more formally a person is dressed, the older the average observer will gauge him or her to be. Thus, the average observer viewing two men, one wearing a business suit and the other wearing casual clothing, will generally estimate the man in the business suit to be five years older than the man wearing casual clothing.

The conclusion of the argument above would be more properly drawn if which of the following were true?

a) The age of the man wearing the business suit is greater than that of the man wearing casual clothing.

b) The older a man is, the more likely it is that he will wear a business suit.

c) The age of the man wearing the business suit is equal to the age of the man wearing casual clothing.

d) The average observer’s estimates of age are generally more accurate regarding casually dressed people than formally dressed people.

e) The average observer’s estimates of age are generally more accurate regarding formally dressed people than casually dressed people.

The conclusion is: you look older than your age when you are dressed formally (i.e. in suit & tie). The question asks for a premise that strengthens the conclusion. C is the best choice. Two people have the same age and one dresses in suit & tie appears 5 years older than the one who is not dressed in suit & tie. This supports the conclusion.
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09 Dec 2007, 02:02
OA is C. That was pretty much clear.
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09 Dec 2007, 12:57
C from me too.. age shd be came for argument to hold
09 Dec 2007, 12:57
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