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All intelligent people are nearsighted. I am very nearsighted. So I must be a genius.

Which one of the following exhibits both of the logical flaws exhibited in the argument above?

(A) I must be stupid because all intelligent people are nearsighted and I have perfect eyesight.

(B) All chickens have beaks. This bird has a beak. So this bird must be a chicken.

(C) All pigs have four legs, but this spider has eight legs. So this spider must be twice as big as any pig.

(D) John is extremely happy, so he must be extremely tall because all tall people are happy.

(E) All geniuses are very nearsighted. I must be very nearsighted since I am a genius.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2004, 10:16
D is the answer.

All happy people are tall <-> All Intelligent people are near sighted
John is extremely happy <-> I am very near sighted
so John is extremely tall <-> So I am a genius
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2004, 10:32
Anandnk,

can u please tell me why B is wrong?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2004, 10:54
B would have been correct if the stem were like

All intelligent people are nearsighted. I am nearsighted. So I must be intelligent.
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All intelligent people are nearsighted. I am very nearsighted. So I must be a genius.

Look at my prev post ans you will see the bold faced words.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2004, 10:57
Its surprising that how some words like 'very', 'extremely,' 'sometimes', 'always', etc. can make a lot of difference in CR.

These words seem to be trivial, but seems they mean a lot in CR.

Anyway, thanks for the explanation Anandnk.
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D is Better than B. Is D the answer?
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