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A recent survey found that more computers than copies of computer programs were purchased by Germans last year. The best interpretation of this finding is that the practice of illegally duplicating commercial computer program is widespread among Germans.
Each of the following, if true, would counter some reasonable objection to the interpretation advanced above Except:
A) Few German computer users write their own coputer programs
B) There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany
C) Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey
D) The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer
E) Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey
We are looking for the choice that WILL NOT counter SOME REASONABLE OBJECTION
Reasonable objection: "MANY German users may write their own programs"
Couterargument: "FEW German users write their own programs"
Hence, A is a counterargument to a reasonable objection
Reasonable objection: "There may be MANY free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany"
Couterargument: "There are FEW free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany"
Hence, B is a counterargument to a reasonable objection
Reasonable objection: "the typical German user may NOT USE commercial software"
Couterargument: "the typical German user has several commercially written programs on his or her computer"
Hence, D is a counterargument to a reasonable objection
Reasonable objection: "many Germans may LEGALLY make duplicates of commercial programs"
Couterargument: "many Germans DO INDEED LEGALLY make duplicates of commercial programs but these duplicates WERE COUNTED in the survey"
Hence, E is a counterargument to a reasonable objection
C doesn't counter any objection, so this is the choice we are looking for
I still cannot understand that how E is a reasonable objection.
Basically argument says more computers purchased..than computer programs.. hence comp programs are less.
E says that some duplicates were counted as computer programs purchases..so it means real comp programs purchases was even less..
How does it object to the argument..infact it's supporting it.
What is that which Iam missing?
Can anybody bother to explain me.