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Rats are generally more active than mice. But since gerbils are generally more active than hamsters, it follows that rats are generally more active than hamsters

Any of the following, if introduced into the argument as an additional premise makes the above argument logically correct EXCEPT:

A. Gerbils are generally more active than rats
B. Mice are genrally more active than hamsters.
C. Mice are generally more active than gerbils.
D. Mice and gerbils are equally active.
E. Rats and gerbils are equally active.

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Rats > mice
Gerbils > hamsters
Rats > hamster

Choice A would make the argument logically wrong. If Gerbils are more active than rats, we can't really tell if Rats will be more active than hamster.

A for me.
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B,c,d,e are logical. so it must be A.
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hi Bunuel can you please explain this. how come option A is right? if we assign numbers to rats- 10, mice-9, gerbils-11, hamsters-9
if R (10) > M (9); G (11) > H (9); R (10) > H (9) then, G (11) can be greater than R (10) .
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hi Bunuel can you please explain this. how come option A is right? if we assign numbers to rats- 10, mice-9, gerbils-11, hamsters-9
if R (10) > M (9); G (11) > H (9); R (10) > H (9) then, G (11) can be greater than R (10) .


Its not a math problem its a critical reasoning problem.
We know R>M (Rats more Active than Mice)
G>H. We are asked if true all statements except one support R>H

A) G>R? in this case G>R and G>H so we don't know if R>H
B) M>H in this case R>M>H
and so on

The question says generally more active and if we used Math integers it would have had to say always more active or something like that.
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DeepikaV wrote:
hi Bunuel can you please explain this. how come option A is right? if we assign numbers to rats- 10, mice-9, gerbils-11, hamsters-9
if R (10) > M (9); G (11) > H (9); R (10) > H (9) then, G (11) can be greater than R (10) .


Hello there....

Please review the highlighted part, the question is not asking about the number of Rats/Mice -

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Rats are generally more active than mice.

Rats > Mice
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gerbils are generally more active than hamsters

Gerbils > Hamsters
Quote:
it follows that rats are generally more active than hamsters

Rats > Hamsters

So, the correct answer must bridge the missing link ..

PS : Review a similar OG Question , Kale Vs Spinach here to clear the concept - kale-has-more-nutritional-value-than-spinach-but-since-134852.html?fl=similar
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This question looks so simple to be a question on the GMAT ;) . But, yeah since we have a similar question in OG, we can very much get this question too :D
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