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From LSAT: Many people change their wills on their own every [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 08:59
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Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem for the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.
The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument
(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution
(B) fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause
(C) proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem
(D) claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have
(E) proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 09:36
Tough one.

LSAT gives me nightmare :(
IMO D.

Facts: People do not date their wills >>>> problem for executor
Conclusion: People date their wills >>> no problem for executor

I think D matches with the logical fallacies here. OA please.


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Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem for the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.
The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument
(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution
(B) fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause
(C) proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem
(D) claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have
(E) proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action

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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 06:19
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If there are 10 wills with dates and a list of the ones that went before them then the executor may have number 9 and take it as the last will. If number 10 is missing then the problem is only partially solved.
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 10:07
LSAT CRs give me nightmares too..... :(

i'll go for A.

there are 2 problems mentioned:

(1) the executor will not which one of several undated wills is the most recent,
(2) whether will drawn up last has ever been found

However the solution specified resolves only problem 1

soluiton: people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes. (but it still does not resolve the second problem of finding out if the last will drawn has ever been found)
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 10:53
B, What is OA?

Two problems
1. “…which one of several undated wills is the most recent”
2. “…nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found”

people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with – This is the prevention mechanism, however, no where author mentioned how to successfully resolve the problem when such situation ( Wills with two problems as mentioned above) arises.
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 01:54
OA Please?
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 05:01
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 06:42
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LSAT CRs give me nightmares too..... :(

i'll go for A.

there are 2 problems mentioned:

(1) the executor will not which one of several undated wills is the most recent,
(2) whether will drawn up last has ever been found

However the solution specified resolves only problem 1

soluiton: people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes. (but it still does not resolve the second problem of finding out if the last will drawn has ever been found)



Completely go with the explanation .. Ans (A) .. wat is the OA ?
It be better to post the OA as spoiler .. `
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Re: Many people [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 12:43
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