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Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2005, 10:13
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2. Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected until Thursday this week. Garbage is usually collected here on Wednesdays, and the garbage collectors in this city are extremely reliable. However, Monday was a public holiday, and after a public holiday that falls on a Monday, garbage throughout the city is supposed to be collected one day later than usual.

The argument proceeds by

(A) treating several pieces of irrelevant evidence as though they provide support for the conclusion
(B) indirectly establishing that one thing is likely to occur by directly ruling out all of the alternative possibilities
(C) providing information that allows application of a general rule to a specific case
(D) generalizing about all actions of a certain kind on the basis of a description of one such action
(E) treating something that is probable as though it were inevitable

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by mau5 on 16 Nov 2013, 06:45, edited 1 time in total.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 02:05
The argument follows C quite well
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Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 17:45
Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected until Thursday this week. Garbage is usually collected here on Wednesdays, and the garbage collectors in this city are extremely reliable. However, Monday was a public holiday, and after a public holiday that falls on a Monday, garbage throughout the city is supposed to be collected one day later than usual.
The argument proceeds by
(A) treating several pieces of irrelevant evidence as though they provide support for the conclusion
(B) indirectly establishing that one thing is likely to occur by directly ruling out all of the alternative possibilities
(C) providing information that allows application of a general rule to a specific case
(D) generalizing about all actions of a certain kind on the basis of a description of one such action
(E) treating something that is probable as though it were inevitable

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C or E...please explain ur POE??
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 19:02
I am with C.

It gives generic rules and applies to this specific case.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 16:49
Hi...can u tell me why E is wrong?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 18:09
vineetgupta wrote:
Hi...can u tell me why E is wrong?


The argument would have had to include language suggests something is probable. In this passage, it states a rule. If is said something like "usually when a holiday fall on a monday, the garbage is picked up a day later," then it would have been probable that the garbage would be picked up a day later.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 18:31
C is correct. NOthing in the passage suggests that it is only probable that garbage will be collected one day later.
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Re: Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2013, 23:10
vineetgupta wrote:
Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected until Thursday this week. Garbage is usually collected here on Wednesdays, and the garbage collectors in this city are extremely reliable. However, Monday was a public holiday, and after a public holiday that falls on a Monday, garbage throughout the city is supposed to be collected one day later than usual.
The argument proceeds by
(C) providing information that allows application of a general rule to a specific case
(E) treating something that is probable as though it were inevitable

C or E...please explain ur POE??


1. "after a public holiday that falls on a Monday, garbage throughout the city is supposed to be collected one day later than usual."
2. "Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected until Thursday this week."
1 is general rule and 2 is specific case. Therefore the answer is C.

(E) treating something that is probable - 'supposed to' in sentence 1 indicates certainty or probability
as though it were inevitable. - 'probably' in sentence 2 indicates probability, not inevitability
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Re: Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 06:29
What's wrong with D here?

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Re: Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 07:20
Found this very confusing. What is the source of this question? Are questions like these asked on GMAT?
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Re: Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 02:22
:idea: +1 for C, General rule mentioned in question is applied to speific case i.e. public holiday on monday.
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Re: Garbage in this neighborhood probably will not be collected [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2014, 18:01
What is the specific case here?
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