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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents.

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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...
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vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


Adolecents interests should be represented -> Adults cannot represent adolescents -> Adolescents should thus vote.

Its clear that the assumption required is (C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

As seen from the highlighted portions, the passage repeatedly talks about interests being represented.

C forms the assumption on which the entire passage is built.

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ncprasad wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


Adolecents interests should be represented -> Adults cannot represent adolescents -> Adolescents should thus vote.

Its clear that the assumption required is (C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.


NCPrasad - it's really a treat to go through your explanations :-)

Thank you!
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dwivedys wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


Adolecents interests should be represented -> Adults cannot represent adolescents -> Adolescents should thus vote.

Its clear that the assumption required is (C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.


NCPrasad - it's really a treat to go through your explanations :-)

Thank you!


It is C indeed.
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New post 13 Apr 2007, 19:20
dwivedys wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


Adolecents interests should be represented -> Adults cannot represent adolescents -> Adolescents should thus vote.

Its clear that the assumption required is (C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.


NCPrasad - it's really a treat to go through your explanations :-)

Thank you!


Agreed :-D
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vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


Well the argument is based on the assumption that adolescent and adults have different interest and so adolesents interest should be represented. Therfore my choice is choice C.

Javed.

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Although I agree with the answer being C, I do no agree with Javed's reasoning. The assumption is that adolescents like adults have the right to representation. Therefore, since their interests are not being represented by adults, they should have the right to represent themselves.

Slight difference in reasoning for me. What do you guys think?
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vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


I think the basic assumption here is :Adolescents have no right to vote and hence they need a representation. Therefore I pick:E!
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vineetgupta wrote:
Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.

Please give reasons for ur choices...


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