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Hi all,

Actually I don't know how to find the conclusion is this example. Could some please help 1) find the conclusion 2) find the good answer and explain why it is the good one?

Thank you very much for your help
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29 Oct 2009, 09:36
I want to say the answer is A.

I don't think D is a good answer because the argument is not talking about new jobs or how new jobs have lower pay (new job can still have higher pay to a Director of Automation, for example). I went with A because if A were to be false, then there's no need for government assistance, which means that there's no need for increased in tax for coporations. Having said that, the people who got laid off must not have jobs yet because this triggers the cause and effect relationship.
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29 Oct 2009, 10:14
I confirm OA is A

Well Done... I should have used the method IF X is true... then the conclusion is TRUE...

But actually I took the first sentence as the conclusion which is not a good choice...
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16 Nov 2009, 09:23
The question is not whether the workers will get high paying or low jobs, it is limited to getting jobs. Coz if they dont get a job, it will add to the tax payers.

Hence A and Not D
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The conclusion is:
companies laying off people due to automation will pay more for unemployment of the employees laid off.
A) if workers found jobs, there is less need for paying the insurance.
B) weakens the argument
C)taxes being paid by all corporations means nothing; because it does not reduce the burden of companies which are using automation.
D) this is also not so much relevant because the employees who lost jobs to automation eventually found some jobs.
E) weakens.
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Actually I don't know how to find the conclusion is this example. Could some please help 1) find the conclusion 2) find the good answer and explain why it is the good one?

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06 Aug 2011, 10:25
Why is D wrong , if laid off employees get less salary then govt has to intervene to bring them say to atleast a minimum level.
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06 Aug 2011, 11:26
D is wrong because the conclusion is about coperations paying for assistance through increased taxes or unemployment. With D there's nothing to suggest that corporations will pay more. Think about it this way. If you left a job and got a new one. The old company doesnt pay you more if you make less nor will it necessarily pay more taxes. It could be possible, but you cannot make that type of assumption.
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06 Sep 2011, 23:37
For strengthening question, the answer will be an assumption or information which increase belief in an assumption. This is the way the link between evidence and conclusion is strengthened, or in short, the conclusion is strengthened.
This is classical model of Kaplan.

A is an assumption and of course, a strengthener.
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07 Sep 2011, 18:01
pierrealexandre77 wrote:
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Actually I don't know how to find the conclusion is this example. Could some please help 1) find the conclusion 2) find the good answer and explain why it is the good one?

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A it is. Since people who lost their jobs due to automation are unable to find jobs, the corportions
will end up paying for their insurance costs.
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20 Nov 2011, 19:43
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For strengthening question, the answer will be an assumption or information which increase belief in an assumption. This is the way the link between evidence and conclusion is strengthened, or in short, the conclusion is strengthened.
This is classical model of Kaplan.

A is an assumption and of course, a strengthener.

I don't believe that assumption has the same meaning as that of a strengthener. Both are different.Both of them helps the logic of the argument.
But the difference is :

If assumption is false ,the argument totally falls apart. Because assumption is something which is not written by the author explicitly, but the author believes that it is true by default.

Stregthener is always some new information and it always adds on to the argument , makes the argument stronger.
If a strengthener is false, then the argument might not fall apart, but we would start doubting the argument.

In the above case (a) is a strengthener.

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04 Dec 2011, 04:11
Practicegmat wrote:
thangvietnam wrote:
For strengthening question, the answer will be an assumption or information which increase belief in an assumption. This is the way the link between evidence and conclusion is strengthened, or in short, the conclusion is strengthened.
This is classical model of Kaplan.

A is an assumption and of course, a strengthener.

I don't believe that assumption has the same meaning as that of a strengthener. Both are different.Both of them helps the logic of the argument.
But the difference is :

If assumption is false ,the argument totally falls apart. Because assumption is something which is not written by the author explicitly, but the author believes that it is true by default.

Stregthener is always some new information and it always adds on to the argument , makes the argument stronger.
If a strengthener is false, then the argument might not fall apart, but we would start doubting the argument.

In the above case (a) is a strengthener.

strengthener fortify the conclusion and an assumption justify the conclusion... so there is a difference between the two,
A is the answer and its a strengthener
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27 Dec 2011, 21:43
A is the answer here. If the employees are still unable to find jobs, then the corporations have to pay for the employees through unemployment insurance payments. This will add to the burden on the companies. Hence, it strengthens the argument.
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