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Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive testthe toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.
The argument requires the assumption that

A. Clark parts are available only in this country

B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards

D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

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21 Nov 2007, 23:57
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
automotive test the toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.
The argument requires the assumption that

A. Clark parts are available only in this country

B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards

D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

is it complete?
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22 Nov 2007, 07:46
Ya it is.
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22 Nov 2007, 08:19
The only option that seems to make sense is (A).

B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
This isn't quite right, the piece says that the foreign parts might be unreliable

C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
As above

D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
No mention of satisfying government standards in piece

E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
No - because cheap foreign made parts may be made for cars in this country
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22 Nov 2007, 08:40
B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

Statement says "with the foreign parts" then it has to assume that they are unreliable. If we exclude this statement dosent stand alone.

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22 Nov 2007, 10:42
Fistail wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
automotive test the toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.
The argument requires the assumption that

A. Clark parts are available only in this country

B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards

D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

is it complete?

Hold on its not complete. Thats really strange. I can see the whole thing on my computer, but not my friends...

its edited now
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22 Nov 2007, 11:12
i'll go for C. the argument claims that clark parks are good because they satisfy government standards. then, the argument undermines the foreign made parts without showing whether the foreign made parts also met government standards. to be that negative without any proof, the argument must assume that the foreign made parts never met the standards in the first place.
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22 Nov 2007, 22:23
(D)

Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive testthe toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.
The argument requires the assumption that

A. Clark parts are available only in this country
--Negation does not weaken the conclusion. Also, Clark brand can be manufactured in a different country although it is for cars manufactured in this country. The premise says that Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country.
B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
--they might be suitable but not reliable. Not an assumption.
C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
--Assumption negation: Some foreign-made parts satisfy our govt. standards (Some don't). Does not really weaken as much as D.
D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
--best answer. Assumption negation will weaken the conclusion. Parts that satisfy our government standards are as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
--not necessary.reasoning similar to that of A.
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22 Nov 2007, 23:06
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(D)

Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive testthe toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.
The argument requires the assumption that

A. Clark parts are available only in this country
--Negation does not weaken the conclusion. Also, Clark brand can be manufactured in a different country although it is for cars manufactured in this country. The premise says that Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country.
B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
--they might be suitable but not reliable. Not an assumption.
C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
--Assumption negation: Some foreign-made parts satisfy our govt. standards (Some don't). Does not really weaken as much as D.
D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
--best answer. Assumption negation will weaken the conclusion. Parts that satisfy our government standards are as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
--not necessary.reasoning similar to that of A.

D as well.
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23 Nov 2007, 11:22
What is the OA?
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23 Nov 2007, 12:34
OA is B...

In my opinion BCD are all valid assumptions that work.

My guess was C. When I negated C, the conclusion fell apart so i guessed it. B was tied with C for me. I just said C to give an answer.

Now reading ur posts, D seems valid as well.
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23 Nov 2007, 12:48
on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest, what would you rate this problem? It seems like bunch of people used the same technique (negation) and all got different answers.

GmatBlackbelt, do you have an OE?
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23 Nov 2007, 13:53
Skewed wrote:
on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest, what would you rate this problem? It seems like bunch of people used the same technique (negation) and all got different answers.

GmatBlackbelt, do you have an OE?

No it was from Gmatter, just gives OA.
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23 Nov 2007, 19:56
I am so relieved to see this LSAT question in CR1000 and the OA is D.
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23 Nov 2007, 21:24
eyunni wrote:
I am so relieved to see this LSAT question in CR1000 and the OA is D.

Say what? Two answers? Which one is right?
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24 Nov 2007, 07:51
I belive option 'A' is right as

"Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country"

It suggest clark brand name parts are made for the cars manufactured only in this country.
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24 Nov 2007, 09:01
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I am so relieved to see this LSAT question in CR1000 and the OA is D.

Ya mine says B.
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25 Nov 2007, 01:16
I like D.

A. Clark parts are available only in this country
Passage does not mentions whether Clark exports parts.

B. foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country
Not true. Ad says you can't tell which parts are reliable and which ones aren't, indicating that some foreign parts are reliable.

C. no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards
Not mentioned.

D. parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts
Not in love with this one, but I think it fits better.

E. if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
what?
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25 Nov 2007, 06:20
i think the difference between b and c is that the language used in C is much stronger than b. notice that the language used in the argument is quite mild when taking about the foreign-made parts: that "you never know which might be reliable..." so the author has acknowledged the possibility that some might be reliable. that's the only thing i can see.
25 Nov 2007, 06:20
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