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assumption question:answer please? [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2003, 20:45
The increase in the number of newspaper articles exposed as fabrications serves to bolster the contention that publishers are more interested in boosting circulation than in printing the truth. Even minor publications have staffs to check such obvious fraud.

The argument above assumes that


a. newspaper stories exposed as fabrications are a recent phenomena
b. everything a newspaper prints must be factually verifiable
c. fact checking is more comprehensive for minor publications than for major ones
d. only recently have newspapers admitted to publishing intentionally fraudulent stories
e. the publishers of newspapers are the people who decide what to print in their newspapers

my ans was b though e is also tempting. if b is not true then nothing can be varified and argument falls apart. same with e , any comments.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2003, 23:01
I would also say B.

Ans E does not seem to be correct.

neways whats the correct ans ?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2003, 02:48
Guys, first of all, Argument does not seem to depend on B as an assumption. Had it been worded as following "everything a newspaper prints CAN be factually verifiable", I might agree with you for the absence of a better answer.
But if they say MUST instead of CAN, I doubt that it is an assumption at all.
But look at E and and try to negate it saying that Publishers are not the people who decide what to print. If this is the case then we can not blame them for publishing false facts, intending to boost circulation. If some people other than publishers decide to print fabrications, than publishers can not be blamed for it. Of course, they still might be interested in it..
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2003, 08:46
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Guys, first of all, Argument does not seem to depend on B as an assumption. Had it been worded as following "everything a newspaper prints CAN be factually verifiable", I might agree with you for the absence of a better answer.
But if they say MUST instead of CAN, I doubt that it is an assumption at all.
But look at E and and try to negate it saying that Publishers are not the people who decide what to print. If this is the case then we can not blame them for publishing false facts, intending to boost circulation. If some people other than publishers decide to print fabrications, than publishers can not be blamed for it. Of course, they still might be interested in it..


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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2003, 08:56
ans. should be E. This must be assumed by the author before saying that only the publishers are responsible in putting some article forward. But if we critically examine this, we can say that there could be many more causes--political, or any other-- that influence the articles.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2003, 02:14
thanks guys. the answer which talks abt "MUST" and "CAN" seem convincing. reason being that GMAT answers are not 'too strong'. if there had been "CAN" then its very difficult to choose from E and B. thnx.
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Re: assumption question:answer please? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2013, 13:19
from KPlan Premier the Answer is "E".

The argument goes as follow:

The number of fabricated cases has increased;
Because, publishers want to increase circulation;
First Assumption: Fabrications Increase Circulation.
But all newspapers have staff to remove the fabrications.
Second Assumption But these people are not working properly (Either they are sloppy, or somebody is stopping them from doing so, or fabrications are actually difficult to detect).

Now only option "E" provides an assumption that can complete the logical flow of the argument.
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