Either Perryâ€™s faction or Tuckerâ€™s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perryâ€™s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tuckerâ€™s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.
Given the statements in the passage, which one of the following statements must be true?
(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily.
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perryâ€™s faction has won control of the government.
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both.
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tuckerâ€™s faction has won control of the government.
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perryâ€™s faction nor Tuckerâ€™s has won control of the government.
quite interesting. my bet is on D.
A is out. One of the factions will win. So, the nation will suffer either militarily or economically.
B is out. If Tucker wins, the nation will definitely suffer militarily, but it may also suffer economically.
C - The first part of the inference is right, but you can't convincingly say that the nation will not suffer both militarily and economically.
D- If Perry wins, economic problems are certain but there may be military problems too. If Tucker wins, you would definitely have military problems.
So, if you have military problems, it's certain that Tucker has won.
E- is out. One has to win.
it would be interesting to see other responses.
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