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OG 10. CR Question

According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?
(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
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23 Mar 2012, 20:48
Hi

Here is my reasoning for choosing D

(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices. - Irrelevant
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so. - Irrelevant & Not mentioned in the question stem
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices. - Opposite of the Question Stem -> Smoking allowed only in enclosed cabins
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level. - This would be the correct assumption
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke. - Irrelevant

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24 Mar 2012, 05:24
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OG 10. CR Question

According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?
(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
-- author does not assumes this. on negation does not affect the conclusion
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.
-- does not support conclusion
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.
-- attacking on premise 1. therefore incorrect
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
-- if this is put as premise 3 then clearly it will support the conclusion.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
-- irrelevant

premise1: only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at their desk professional level employees who have enclosed office may smoke at their desk.
premise2: all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices
conclusion: Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices
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26 Mar 2012, 10:11
Its simple D........

What is criteria to allot table?..... as per argument its smoking.....
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26 Mar 2012, 12:54
+1 D

The argument assumes that everybody has the right to smoke in the office.
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02 Apr 2012, 04:47
D clearly stands... if the smoking secretary gets a enclosed office.. then its not the role that determines whether a person gets an enclosed office but the smoking habit does...
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10 Sep 2012, 00:38
According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks
+ virtually all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices. The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of an employee’s job level --> Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Re: According to the new office smoking regulations, only   [#permalink] 10 Sep 2012, 00:38
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