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# mgmat: analyze the argument

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19 Aug 2008, 14:48
United Energy recently invested in a series of large windmills which are able to produce renewable energy with minimal negative effect to the environment. The company has not drilled oil wells in the same area, even though greater revenues and profits could be generated from oil wells. Because any drilling would disrupt the native habitat of certain marine species in the area, some environmentalists assert that, by foregoing this drilling, United Energy has established that it places environmental impact over financial returns. However, United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals. Recent patterns of increasing annual hurricane activity have some experts questioning the long-term viability and profitability of oil wells in the area.

The two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
The first supports the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second states that conclusion.
The first states the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second provides a consideration in support of that conclusion.
The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second also supports the conclusion of the argument.

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19 Aug 2008, 14:50
In order for a bold face question to be answers, you're going to need to actualy bold the portions in question.
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19 Aug 2008, 17:28
I thought both the bold faced sentences are Premises for the given conclusion. But there are no option like that.

The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. It does not question the conclusion
The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion. Bold faced sentence is not the conclusion.
The first supports the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second states that conclusion.
The first states the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second provides a consideration in support of that conclusion. The first sentence is not the conclusion. That is just a premise
The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second also supports the conclusion of the argument.No. they do not support the conclusion because the conclusion is "United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals."
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20 Aug 2008, 01:47
bigtreezl wrote:
United Energy recently invested in a series of large windmills which are able to produce renewable energy with minimal negative effect to the environment. The company has not drilled oil wells in the same area, even though greater revenues and profits could be generated from oil wells. Because any drilling would disrupt the native habitat of certain marine species in the area, some environmentalists assert that, by foregoing this drilling, United Energy has established that it places environmental impact over financial returns. However, United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals. Recent patterns of increasing annual hurricane activity have some experts questioning the long-term viability and profitability of oil wells in the area.

The two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
The first supports the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second states that conclusion.
The first states the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second provides a consideration in support of that conclusion.
The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second also supports the conclusion of the argument.

They consider environment impact a significant issue even greater revenues and profits could be generated from oil wells.
So C is best!
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20 Aug 2008, 17:11
OA is C. I always seem to have a hard time with these types of questions...any pointers?
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20 Aug 2008, 19:59
I chose C as well.

From what I can remember this is the 1st time I have got any of these type of questions right!!
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