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06 May 2010, 11:40
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06 May 2010, 12:27
E looks good.
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06 May 2010, 12:37
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E looks good.

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06 May 2010, 12:59
Split between D and B but would go with D.
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06 May 2010, 13:00
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06 May 2010, 17:39
will go with B, supporting nsp007
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07 May 2010, 08:59
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will go with B, supporting nsp007

What is the reason? Why choose B? What is the logic?
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08 May 2010, 03:15
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RaviChandra wrote:
will go with B, supporting nsp007

What is the reason? Why choose B? What is the logic?

Quote:
Citizens of parktown are worried by the increased frequency of serious crimes committed by local teenagers. In response, the city government has instituted a series of measures designed to keep teenagers at home in the late evening. Even if the measures succeed in keeping teenagers at home, however, they are unlikely to affect the problem that concerns citizens, since most crimes committed by local teenagers take place between 3pm and 6pm

P1: people worried by increased serous crimes committed by teenagers.
P2:Teenagers were forced to stay in home in late evenings
C:they could not control because most crimes are committed between 3-6.

in oder to weaken the conclusion we need to show a small flaw in the conclusion drawn.

remember the word serious crimes is used in the P.that word plays the crucial role here.

If we succeed to show that serious crimes are committed @nights or minor crimes are committed between 3-6 we win.

Which of the following,if true, most substantially weakens the argument ?

1) Similar measures adopted in other place have failed to reduce the no of teenagers in the late evening
This info is of no importance.

2) Crimes committed by teenagers in afternoon are mostly small thefts and inconsequential vandalism Bingo!!

3) teenagers are much less likely to commit serious crimes when they are at home than when they are not at home
this needs few more assumptions to be true.

4) Any decrease in the need for police patrols in late evening would not mean that there could be more intensive patrolling in the afternoon out of scope

5) The schools in parktown have introduced a number of after school programs that will be available to teenagers until 6pm on weekday afternoons
So What? on Weekends wat will happen
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08 May 2010, 23:24
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I pick 'C'. The argument. Keeping teenagers at home wll reduce serious crime but its unlikely to hapen coz most teenagers commit crime at night. The argument fall apart if we proove keeping teenagers at home heps reduce crime. 'C' does wats OA??
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02 Jul 2010, 23:50
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The arguement here describes a plan by city government to stop "serious" crimes teenagers commit and thereafter, the argument criticizes the plan as "most" crimes commited by teenagers are in afternoon.
Please emphasize on the word "serious" used in favour & "most" used to oppose. If any option proves that "most" crimes committed are not serious, then the government plan will still hold true as its main purpose is to decrease "serious" crimes.

Hence option B is the best choice among others.
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15 Sep 2010, 06:08
What is the OA?
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16 Sep 2010, 03:50
RaviChandra wrote:
LM wrote:
RaviChandra wrote:
will go with B, supporting nsp007

What is the reason? Why choose B? What is the logic?

Quote:
Citizens of parktown are worried by the increased frequency of serious crimes committed by local teenagers. In response, the city government has instituted a series of measures designed to keep teenagers at home in the late evening. Even if the measures succeed in keeping teenagers at home, however, they are unlikely to affect the problem that concerns citizens, since most crimes committed by local teenagers take place between 3pm and 6pm

P1: people worried by increased serous crimes committed by teenagers.
P2:Teenagers were forced to stay in home in late evenings
C:they could not control because most crimes are committed between 3-6.

in oder to weaken the conclusion we need to show a small flaw in the conclusion drawn.

remember the word serious crimes is used in the P.that word plays the crucial role here.

If we succeed to show that serious crimes are committed @nights or minor crimes are committed between 3-6 we win.

Which of the following,if true, most substantially weakens the argument ?

1) Similar measures adopted in other place have failed to reduce the no of teenagers in the late evening
This info is of no importance.

2) Crimes committed by teenagers in afternoon are mostly small thefts and inconsequential vandalism Bingo!!

3) teenagers are much less likely to commit serious crimes when they are at home than when they are not at home
this needs few more assumptions to be true.

4) Any decrease in the need for police patrols in late evening would not mean that there could be more intensive patrolling in the afternoon out of scope

5) The schools in parktown have introduced a number of after school programs that will be available to teenagers until 6pm on weekday afternoons
So What? on Weekends wat will happen

Totally agree with you. Thanks for the explanation. Answer is B.
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26 Nov 2011, 00:55
+1 B
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26 Nov 2011, 01:07
+1 B
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06 Dec 2011, 11:59
I think it is B because it cites the instances of small/petty thefts whereas the Paragraph quotes facts of Serious crimes.
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06 Dec 2011, 17:52
+1 for B

Conclusion of the argument : they(the steps) are unlikely to affect the problem that concerns citizens.

The Key player in the conclusion is "the problem", which is defined in the first sentence of the argument => Citizens of parktown are worried by the increased frequency of serious crimes committed by local teenagers

B weakens the argument by suggesting that crimes that would be committed by teenagers would not be serious crimes.

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06 Dec 2011, 19:13
Is the OA 'B'?
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09 Dec 2011, 08:25
I am for B also
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07 Jan 2012, 22:00
+ 1 for B.Citizens of the town are not concerned with petty crimes they are more concerned about the ones which are serious in nature.
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08 Jan 2012, 09:08
+1 B
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