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16 Feb 2011, 21:42
circular reasoning ,good explanation by gmat1220
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16 Feb 2011, 22:36
hi varun2410 circ reasoning is never used by gmat - just like "divide by zero" any choice alluding to this concept can be quickly eliminated.

Compare these two conclusion in the light of the above premise-
Almost anyone who "can" be an expert "is" an expert.
Because he "is" an expert, he "is" an expert - this is circular. First one is not. Hope this makes sense.
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17 Feb 2011, 02:05
nitya34 wrote:
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know. Anybody who manages to convince some people of his or her qualifications in an area—whatever those may be—is an expert.

The columnist’s conclusion follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(B) Some experts convince everyone of their qualification in almost every area.
(C) Convincing certain people that one is qualified in an area requires that one actually be qualified in that area.
(D) Every expert has convinced some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(E) Some people manage to convince almost everyone of their qualifications in one or more areas.

Between A & D

(D) Every expert has convinced some people of his or her qualifications in some area: Not necessarily.It is nowhere mentioned that convincing people about one's qualification is the only way to become an expert. There may be other ways to become an expert too.

(A) Correct. According to the author, one way by which almost anyone can become an expert is by convincing others of his/ her abilities. Clearly, the author assumes that almost anyone can convince people of his or her qualifications in some area.
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01 Mar 2011, 05:54
'not everyone' is the logical opposite of 'almost anyone' ?

i too think A is the right answer
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01 Mar 2011, 19:24
icandy has stated it well.
The conclusion is "Almost anyone can be an expert....."
Hence A is required to hold this true.
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20 Feb 2012, 17:07
This was a very tricky question for me as I wasn't sure what it was exactly checking. Reading through the comments I would agree that A is the correct answer (originally chose D).
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20 Feb 2013, 14:04
A - sounds good to me

(A) Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area. - WORKS
(B) Some experts convince everyone of their qualification in almost every area. - too broad
(C) Convincing certain people that one is qualified in an area requires that one actually be qualified in that area. - Not clear
(D) Every expert has convinced some people of his or her qualifications in some area. - question said nothing about how many people
(E) Some people manage to convince almost everyone of their qualifications in one or more areas. - this was result in more than one area
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21 Mar 2013, 16:05
Absolutely agree with A.

The logic under the question is:
A do B = A has ability to do B.
If we negate, A does not have ability to do B -> Surely, A cannot do B.

Apply to the question.
A (Anybody) manages to convince some people of B (his/her qualification)
Conclusion: A is an expert.
Assumption: A can convince/has ability to convince some people of his/her qualification.

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21 Mar 2013, 22:48
nitya34 wrote:
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know. Anybody who manages to convince some people of his or her qualifications in an area—whatever those may be—is an expert.

The columnist’s conclusion follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(B) Some experts convince everyone of their qualification in almost every area.
(C) Convincing certain people that one is qualified in an area requires that one actually be qualified in that area.
(D) Every expert has convinced some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(E) Some people manage to convince almost everyone of their qualifications in one or more areas.

Let us make a list of the words-

Almost anyone- expert
anybody convince- some people

so look at the answer choices which can be deduced from the above. Only ans choice A wins The other choices just play around with the words.
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06 Feb 2014, 05:35
Very nice question.. I did it wrong though !

I chose D.. Bt after luking at discussion A luks better !

Chek out guyz..this question is nice !
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06 Feb 2014, 08:23
Should be D. The negation for A will be "not everyone" instead of "No one".

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26 Feb 2014, 22:09
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know. Anybody who manages to convince some people of his or her qualifications in an area—whatever those may be—is an expert.

To me the conclusion is _ almost anyone can be an expert as long as one can convince people of his or her qualifications in an area -
A rephrases and joins these as Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area"
Therefore, answer is A.
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