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# How does one go about these sort of questions? No senator

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How does one go about these sort of questions?

No senator spoke at the convention unless he or she was a Democrat. No Democrat both spoke at the convention and was a senator.
Which one of the following conclusions can be correctly drawn from the statements above?
(A) No one but senators spoke at the convention.
(B) No Democrat spoke at the convention.
(C) Only Democrats spoke at the convention.
(D) No senator spoke at the convention.
(E) Some Democrat senators spoke at the convention.
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21 Oct 2004, 05:07
This is a googly. I go with D.

Went one answer choice after the other and mapped them with the stimulus.

A - No one but senators spoke at the convention. If a senator spoke he should have been a democrat, if he is a democrat senator he could not have spoken.

B - No Democrat spoke at the convention. What if a democrat who is not a senator?

C - Only Democrats spoke at the convention. Democrats dd not speak as per part 2 of the stimulus

D - No senator spoke at the convention. If a senator spoke - he should have been democrat. But no democrats spoke who was a senator. So right.
E - Some democrats senators spoke. Nope. No democrat senator spoke.
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21 Oct 2004, 06:01
Usually Venkusne is quite good at CR but I will justn answer naturally (whereas in the test place I would have copied his answer )

C for me

Nothing is said that there are just senators in the the convention... is it acceptable or everybody should assume that ? There could some group of Democrats that are not Senators...
21 Oct 2004, 06:01
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