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During the past year, Pro-Tect Insurance Comapny's total payout on car-theft claims has been larger than the company can afford to sustain. Pro-Tect cannot reduce the number of car-theft policies it carries, so it cannot protect itself against continued large payouts that way. Therefore, Pro-Tect has decided to offer a discount to h olders of car-theft policies whose cars have antitheft devices. Many policyholders will respond to the discount by installing such devices, since the amount of the discount will within two years typically more than cover the cost of installation. Thus, because cars with antitheft devices are rarely stolen, Pro-Tect's plan is likely to reduce its annual payouts.

In the arguement above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

a) the first and the second are both evidence offered by the arguement as support for its main conclusion

b) the first represents a problem a response to which the argument asseses; the second is the judgment reached by that assessment

c) the first is the position the argment seeks to establish; the second is a judgment the argument uses to support that position.

d) the first is a development that the argument seeks to explain; the second is a predicition the argument makes in support of the explanation it offers

e) the first presents a development whose likely outcome is at issue in the argument; the second is a judgment the argument uses in support of its conclusion about that outcome.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 16:29
B.

first BF is a problem statement.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 16:44
a) the first and the second are both evidence offered by the arguement as support for its main conclusion ==> The second BF is not an evidence

b) the first represents a problem a response to which the argument asseses; the second is the judgment reached by that assessment Correct!

c) the first is the position the argment seeks to establish; the second is a judgment the argument uses to support that position. ==>The first BF is not a position the argument seeks to establish, its a fact

d) the first is a development that the argument seeks to explain; the second is a predicition the argument makes in support of the explanation it offers ==> The stem does not attempt to explain why the company's payout has been larger than it can afford

e) the first presents a development whose likely outcome is at issue in the argument; the second is a judgment the argument uses in support of its conclusion about that outcome. ==> IMO, first BF is a fact thus its not a development with a likely outcome

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 22:00
It should be B.

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the oa is B
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