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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---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 02:09
Will go with A. However tempted towards D also.
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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 02:38
D for me.
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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 02:39
oops...i take D back in ffavor of A. :P
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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 02:51
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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. The emphasis in the passage is on dull companion and clues. So the answer has to be something related to either.
(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. The passage does not say that the mystery is mostly solved. It only talks about the clues and the possibility that it can be solved.
(C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery. Correct
(D) The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective’s dull companion.Again, the emphasis should be on the dull detective or clues not on intelligent detective.
(E) The detective’s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mystery’s correct solution.Clues are the same only the inference is inaccurate
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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 03:34
please explain guys!!

yup OA is C....

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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 05:54
man, I picked B...
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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 06:23
guys do you think that this one of typical gmat types....

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Re: CR---Mystery reader [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 17:21
Correct Answer: C

The stimulus states that the reader has the chance to solve the mystery while the dull companion plods along. In order for the reader to solve the mystery there must be sufficient clues communicated to the reader to allow him or her to actually do so.

a) does not tell us anything about "most" stories - rather, only that mystery stroies often feature a brilliant detective
b) the stimulus does not lend support to this choice, however, it is tempting because it is the natural extension of one's thought process when considering how readers might solve the mystery
d) out of scope - the stimulus never addresses the issue of the readers attention being diverted
e) while we would assume this is the case , again, the stimulus does not indicate the dull companion's mistakes divert the reader
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