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Advertisement: Aleading economist has determined
that among people who used computers at their
place of employment last year, those who also
owned portable (тАЭlaptopтАЭ) computers earned
25 percent more on average than those who did
not. It is obvious from this that owning a laptop
computer led to a higher-paying job.

Which one of the following identifies a reasoning
error in the argument?

(A) It attempts to support a sweeping generalization
on the basis of information about only a small
number of individuals.
(B) Its conclusion merely restates a claim made
earlier in the argument.
(C) It concludes that one thing was caused by another
although the evidence given is consistent with
the first thingтАЩs having cause the second.
(D) It offers information as support for a conclusion
when that information actually shows that the
conclusion is false.
(E) It uncritically projects currently existing trends
indefinitely into the future.

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C.

higher position (eg. Senior manager) -> lap top is given by a company to a manager -> higher salary

If someone from lower position buy notebook it doesn't mean that he would get higher salary.

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C. Argument assumes correlation=causation, and might mistake cause for effect.
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I must admit that C seems to be the answer.
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