Paul: The profitability of Excelsior Inc, restored to a private equity firm four years ago, is a clear evidence that businesses function far more effectively under private than under public ownership.
Andrea: You are mistaken. Scrutiny of the records shows that Excelsior has been profitable since it appointed a top manager while Excelsior was still in the public sector.
Which of the following best describes the weak point in Paul's claim on which Andrea's response focuses?
A. No mention is made of companies that are partly government owned and partly privately owned.
B. The profitability of Excelsior inc might only be temporary.
C. Paul's statement leaves open the possibility that the cause he cites came after the effect he attributes to it.
D. Exact figures are not given for the current profits of Excelsior Inc.
E. The evidence Paul cites comes from only a single observed case, that of Excelsior inc.
I am not able to understand the Q itself. Can somebody please explain the Q & OA?