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If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y, [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 22:20
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If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region will definitely fall under enemy influence.
It most logically follows from the statement above that, if Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region
(A) Will definitely fall under enemy influence
(B) Will probably fall under enemy influence
(C) Will probably not fall under enemy influence
(D) Will definitely not fall under enemy influence
(E) May or may not fall under enemy influence
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:12
(D). The arugument if true, is very sure (use of word 'definitely) the whole region will fall under enemy influence if X does not intervene militarily in Y.

(A) is the wrong logic.
(B), (C), (E) uses 'probably' and 'may or may not'. Both phrases suggest that the outcome is not 100% definite.
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Re: CR - Military Intervention [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:20
nocilis wrote:
If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region will definitely fall under enemy influence.
It most logically follows from the statement above that, if Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region
(A) Will definitely fall under enemy influence
(B) Will probably fall under enemy influence
(C) Will probably not fall under enemy influence
(D) Will definitely not fall under enemy influence
(E) May or may not fall under enemy influence


B/W C and E.
I go with E.

X not intervene in Y ---> fall under enemy influence
The converse cannot be known.
Besides, what's the difference b/w C and E.

OA, please.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:24
A and D are out. among B, C and E, probably E is best. i am also scared whether it is B.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:30
Chunjuwu..
Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y: Definitely fall into enemy hands

Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y: Definitely not fall into enemy hands.

Choice of E has a certain degree of unsureness. It's saying if country x intervenes, there is still a certain possibility of the surrounding region falling to the enemy.

This will not tie in with the original statemet where the author is very sure the surrounding areas will not fall as long as X does not intervene.

We're not testing causality here, but finding a statemetn that follows from the logic given above (which has to be assumed to be true)
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:37
ywilfred wrote:
Chunjuwu..
Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y: Definitely fall into enemy hands
Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y: Definitely not fall into enemy hands.
Choice of E has a certain degree of unsureness. It's saying if country x intervenes, there is still a certain possibility of the surrounding region falling to the enemy.
This will not tie in with the original statemet where the author is very sure the surrounding areas will not fall as long as X does not intervene.
We're not testing causality here, but finding a statemetn that follows from the logic given above (which has to be assumed to be true)


it is certain that If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region will definitely fall under enemy influence. but it is not certain that if Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region Will definitely not fall under enemy influence. the whole regio may or may not fall under enemy influence. therefore it is (E).
the logic is
if not x => then definitely y.
If x => then definitely not y????? not sure.
may or may not be.......
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 23:58
(E) for me.
C didn't come close (i quickily identified it as the trap)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 07:44
"B" "C" "E" are all same

what is the difference between them apart from the jargon of words.

i am sure B, C, E can not be the OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 07:47
if A then B
if not B then not A
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if not A then may or may not be B

I dont know how to differentiate between (C) and (E).
Just that (C) looks like it is more leaning towards not A

may be (E) is better.

if the answer is (C) I wont be surprised.
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Re: CR - Military Intervention [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 07:54
If non A, then definitely B. Now we have A, will there be B? Nowhere did it talk about it. The two choices with "definitely" is definitely out. B and C are slanted to one side or the other, which is not indicated in the stem.

Only (E) is correct. It should be very clear cut.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 08:11
I do not see any difference between 'C' & 'E' so I prefer 'C'
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 08:51
"E"...let's ses if I can explain myself......stem: If not A, then definitely B.......asking..."if A happens, then what happens to B". Now let's say A happens, what r the guarantees that B will not happen, may be the troops can control the situation or may be they can't. So we don't really know the outcome of the opposite.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 15:53
Everyone expect me (when I tried earlier) got this one right .. :oops:

OA is E
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