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has determined that among people who used computers at their place of employment last year, those who also owned laptop computers earned 25 percent more on average than those who did not. It is obvious that owning a laptop led to a higher- paying job.
Which 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 caused 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