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Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detective’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 author’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 detective’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 detective’s dull companion.
(E) The detective’s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mystery’s correct solution.
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Re: cr - detective [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 01:00
AK47 wrote:
Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detective’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 author’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.

Repitition..so..no

(B) Mystery readers often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of the detective’s dull companion in that story.

Does not say that

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

My answer.

(D) The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective’s dull companion.

Author diverts the readers through the actions of dull companion. So not D.

(E) The detective’s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mystery’s correct solution.

Argument says "companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses." Companion does not uncover any thing.
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bummer [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 08:43
I chose E as i thought this summarizes and supports author's point
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 08:50
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Re: cr - detective [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 20:29
oa is choice C
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Re: cr - detective [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 22:46
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oa is choice C


Can someone break down the answers and explain the reasoning?

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