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Creating false marble is an art at which only those with a light hand can excel. Picasso, however, was a great artist, so while he did not have a light hand he could have excelled at creating false marble.
Which one of the following contains a logical error that most closely resembles the logical error contained in the passage?
(A) The police have determined that the murderer left his fingerprints on the knife. Ira’s fingerprints do not match those on the knife, so we can eliminate him as a suspect.
(B) It is true that it is necessary to work hard in order to succeed. However, smith was governor of the state, so it was possible for him to succeed without working hard.
(C) Whenever I eat nuts of any kind I break out in hives. After eating the pie I did not break out, so I know it could not have been real pecan pie.
(D) If the inventory can be sold within the next few months the business can be saved. However, since a sale cannot be concluded quickly, the business will go under.
(E) Only the brave deserve the spoils. Major Wilson has distinguished himself several times for bravery, so surely he deserves the spoils.
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The argument is along the following lines.

A is needed to do B. Person X does not have A, but because he has been successful, he can still do B.

Only option B fits this structure.
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Ya definitely B
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Another CR testing the necessary-sufficient reasoning.
Give me B for saying that X is necessary for Y, but then saying that Y can be achieved without X.
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one more B guys.
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clear B
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OA is 'B'
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late but B.
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New post 27 Feb 2007, 11:27
B , However is consistent as well and follows same logic
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The argument is along the following lines.

A is needed to do B. Person X does not have A, but because he has been successful, he can still do B.

Only option B fits this structure.


Yes should be B, same reason.
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