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Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the [#permalink]  24 Jan 2006, 14:25
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. Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detectiveâ€™s dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the authorâ€™s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
(A) Most mystery stories feature a brilliant detective who solves the mystery presented in the story.
(B) Mystery readers often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of the detectiveâ€™s dull companion in that story.
(C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
(D) The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detectiveâ€™s dull companion.
(E) The detectiveâ€™s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mysteryâ€™s correct solution
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[#permalink]  24 Jan 2006, 16:06
My take is C.

The author says that
"same clues are used by both" which means the clues are definitely provided

hence it IMHO it is C.

A. Most - not mentioned in the argument
B. may or may not be true. User is given chance to solve mystery, user need not solve it.
D - Cannot be infered. It's only the actions of the dumb guy that divert. Nothing is said about the brilliant guy.
E - Arg doesn't mention that the dumb guy "uncovers" the misleading clues. We only know that he interprets them incorrectly.
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[#permalink]  24 Jan 2006, 22:34
Between B and E
Thus, the author?s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution.chance means a rear opportunity to do smth! While in B Mystery readers oftensolve the mystery in a story
So E for me
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[#permalink]  24 Jan 2006, 22:41
(C) is a safe bet because it uses the conservative "some."
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[#permalink]  25 Jan 2006, 01:44
Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detectiveâ€™s dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the authorâ€™s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution.

C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
C it is

(E) The detectiveâ€™s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mysteryâ€™s correct solution

It is not supported by the passage that it is always, e.g. in generel, like that. E is out

B) is out of scope, we know nothing about readers solving strategy.
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[#permalink]  25 Jan 2006, 10:26
OA is C
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