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Some of the world’s most beautiful cats are Persian cats. However, it must be acknowledged that all Persian cats are pompous, and pompous cats are invariably irritating.
If the statements above are true, each of the following must also be true on the basis of them EXCEPT:
(A) Some of the world’s most beautiful cats are irritating.
(B) Some irritating cats are among the world’s most beautiful cats.
(C) Any cat that is not irritating is not a Persian cat.
(D) Some pompous cats are among the world’s most beautiful cats.
(E) Some irritating and beautiful cats are not Persian cats.

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15 Jul 2007, 08:19
E. While the paragraph does say that there are other beautiful cats, it doesn't say that other cats are pompous and thus irritating.
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15 Jul 2007, 08:31
I will say E
the shortcut is that the stem deals exclusively with persian cats ( using restrictive terms such as all and invariably) .
So E is out of scope since no relvant information can be obtained about cat that are not persian.
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15 Jul 2007, 08:41
Yes, it's E.

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15 Jul 2007, 08:47
vineetgupta wrote:
Some of the world’s most beautiful cats are Persian cats. However, it must be acknowledged that all Persian cats are pompous, and pompous cats are invariably irritating.
If the statements above are true, each of the following must also be true on the basis of them EXCEPT:
(A) Some of the world’s most beautiful cats are irritating.
(B) Some irritating cats are among the world’s most beautiful cats.
(C) Any cat that is not irritating is not a Persian cat.
(D) Some pompous cats are among the world’s most beautiful cats.
(E) Some irritating and beautiful cats are not Persian cats.

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15 Jul 2007, 09:13
The OA is E indeed.
15 Jul 2007, 09:13
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