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Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 06:53
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Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tucker’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 Perry’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 Tucker’s faction has won control of the government.
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government.
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 08:17
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Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tucker’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 Perry’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 Tucker’s faction has won control of the government.
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government.


Answer D

A. The question states one will happen so incorrect
B. Not necessarily. While it says if Perry wins economic suffrage will occur, however, with Tucker we are not told that it will not occur. We are only told what will occur.
C. Only one is certain and two happening are possible
D. Correct.
E. We are told one will win control
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 11:46
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This question was really good. D is the OA.
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 12:49
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 12:51
Good question. It took me sometime to crack this, but under 2.5 mins.

I was slightly confused between B & D, but picked D. B - it's not certain
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 02:21
D for me.
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Re: CR -- Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 04:31
D it is.. Very good question...!
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 19:51
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A very good question.
Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. - It means that someone (Perry or Tucker) will definitely win the election & it's not possible that BOTH will win.

If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. -
This is tricky part - we can restate in other term.
(ST-1)- If Perry’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer economically & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer militarily.
If Tucker’s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.
(ST-2)If Tucker’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer militarily & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer economically.

(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily. - It's not possible that the nation will not suffer neither way because it's CERTAIN that either PERRY or TUCKER will win the election. This means that the country will suffer either militarily or economically at least. Thus INCORRECT
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perry’s faction has won control of the government. - In Powerscore CR terms MISTAKEN REVERSAL is incorrect. Incorrect because country can suffer economically under Tucker's control as well as per (ST-2). INCORRECT
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both. - Both (ST-1, 2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways. Thus INCORRECT
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tucker’s faction has won control of the government. - Restated (ST-2). Thus CORRECT
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government. (ST-2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways under the control of TUCKER. Thus INCORRECT

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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 09:18
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A very good question.
Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. - It means that someone (Perry or Tucker) will definitely win the election & it's not possible that BOTH will win.

If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. -
This is tricky part - we can restate in other term.
(ST-1)- If Perry’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer economically & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer militarily.
If Tucker’s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.
(ST-2)If Tucker’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer militarily & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer economically.

(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily. - It's not possible that the nation will not suffer neither way because it's CERTAIN that either PERRY or TUCKER will win the election. This means that the country will suffer either militarily or economically at least. Thus INCORRECT
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perry’s faction has won control of the government. - In Powerscore CR terms MISTAKEN REVERSAL is incorrect. Incorrect because country can suffer economically under Tucker's control as well as per (ST-2). INCORRECT
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both. - Both (ST-1, 2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways. Thus INCORRECT
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tucker’s faction has won control of the government. - Restated (ST-2). Thus CORRECT
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government. (ST-2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways under the control of TUCKER. Thus INCORRECT

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How do come to the conclusion that If Perry´s faction wins, it is certain the nation will suffer (I agree) + a chance that the nation will suffer militarly too and viceversa?? with only this: -> "If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically"
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2013, 17:40
Your explanation is awesome. :-D

fameatop wrote:
A very good question.
Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. - It means that someone (Perry or Tucker) will definitely win the election & it's not possible that BOTH will win.

If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. -
This is tricky part - we can restate in other term.
(ST-1)- If Perry’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer economically & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer militarily.
If Tucker’s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.
(ST-2)If Tucker’s faction wins, IT'S CERTAIN THAT the nation will suffer militarily & IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT the nation will suffer economically.

(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily. - It's not possible that the nation will not suffer neither way because it's CERTAIN that either PERRY or TUCKER will win the election. This means that the country will suffer either militarily or economically at least. Thus INCORRECT
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perry’s faction has won control of the government. - In Powerscore CR terms MISTAKEN REVERSAL is incorrect. Incorrect because country can suffer economically under Tucker's control as well as per (ST-2). INCORRECT
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both. - Both (ST-1, 2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways. Thus INCORRECT
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tucker’s faction has won control of the government. - Restated (ST-2). Thus CORRECT
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government. (ST-2) indicate that the government can suffer both ways under the control of TUCKER. Thus INCORRECT

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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 01:24
i was split between D,B. choose B though. Can say didn't see this one coming. -> possible that the reverse can occur even in the other faction.
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 01:26
i was split between D,B. choose B though. Can say didn't see this one coming. -> possible that the reverse can occur even in the other faction.
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 20:39
Lots of Shell Games being played over here... But there was only one winner. 'D'. Whatever be the answer, the one rule to remember in CR is the answer should not to be too loud or too strong.
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2013, 10:51
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Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perry’s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tucker’s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.


(1) Either Perry’s faction or Tucker’s faction will win the election , both can't win / loose.

(2) Perry’s faction wins = suffer economically

(3) Tucker’s faction wins = 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.

Violates the condition (1) , either of the 2 contestants must win and the country will either have to suffer Either Militarily or Economically.

(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perry’s faction has won control of the government.

One can't be certain - There are multitude of other factors.

(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both.

The Country will either suffer economically or militarily , the underlined part distorts the picture.

(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tucker’s faction has won control of the government.

True , it is just a possibility , nothing confirm can be stated.

(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perry’s faction nor Tucker’s has won control of the government.

Not true , might be that the conditions were favourable and there were efficient management techniques to suppress the same...

(D) is the best option among the rest hence ( D ) is the answer.

The golden rule here is : We can't be certain about something here , there is Just a possibility / Probability of occurrence / Non Occurrence of an Event.
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2013, 05:10
Excellent question. Was confused between B and D. Went with B, but D is correct :-(
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Re: Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2013, 08:20
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Just to encapsulate what some of the earlier posters have been suggesting, remember that on a "must be true" question, when in doubt, generally* go with the weaker answer.

It is counterintuitive for some at first, but "maybe" and "possibly" allow for more options and are likely to hold true in more situations (which is exactly what you want for a "must be true" question).

*Of course, if the weak statement is false outright, this won't apply, but you probably aren't struggling with those choices in the first place.
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