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Question 95: (W) The geese that gather at the pond of a large corporation create a hazard for executives who use the corporate helicopter, whose landing site is 40 feet away from the pond. To solve the problem, the corporation plans to import a large number of herding dogs to keep the geese away from the helicopter. Which of the following, if a realistic possibility, would cast the most serious doubt on the prospects for success of the corporation’s plan?
A. The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack.
B. The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese.
C. The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese.
D. It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.
E. Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs.

I thought "E" but that is not correct? Could someone help me understand why "E" is wrong?

Also please explain the choice that you think is correct?

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28 Feb 2012, 13:51
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A. The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack.
B. The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese.
C. The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese.
D. It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.
E. Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs.

A - I think this is best - if this is true the plan will not work
B - Corporation will probably be OK with providing training
C - irrelevant as it talks about old and sick geese only
D - there is no mention of needing to solve the problem within the next 30 days so irrelevant
E - this would solve the problem of this corporation so why would they care if the geese move - this actually strengthens the argument
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02 Mar 2012, 07:15
A. same rationale as posted by AbeinOhio.
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The problem the corporation is dealing with is animals getting in the way of the helicopter launching pad. At present the culprits are the geese. If we bring in herding dogs to keep the geese away from the helipad that would be a great solution...unless the herding dogs get in the way of the helipad. And how can that happen? Well, if the dogs are uncontrollable and run around everywhere.

(A) speaks directly to this. So it is the answer.

(E) does NOT undermine the plan. Remember: the plan is to keep the helipad clear. If some geese go running off to another pond then they are clearly not blocking the helipad. If (E) were the case, it would strengthen the plan of bringing in herding dogs to keep geese away from the helipad.

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10 Sep 2014, 05:38
Can someone explain why C is wrong?
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10 Sep 2014, 07:58
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Can someone explain why C is wrong?

The main outcome of the argument is that the helicopter can land without any hazard.
Now as per option C, even if the dogs frighten away the foxes , but are successful in keeping the geese away,
then the plan is still successful.
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07 Oct 2015, 17:52
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The geese that gather at the pond of a large corporation create a hazard for executives who use the corporate helicopter, whose landing site is 40 feet away from the pond. To solve the problem, the corporation plans to import a large number of herding dogs to keep the geese away from the helicopter.
Which of the following, if a realistic possibility, would cast the most serious doubt on the prospects for success of the corporation’s plan?
A. The dogs will form an uncontrollable pack.
B. The dogs will require training to learn to herd the geese.
C. The dogs will frighten away foxes that prey on old and sick geese.
D. It will be necessary to keep the dogs in quarantine for 30 days after importing them.
E. Some of the geese will move to the pond of another corporation in order to avoid being herded by the dogs.

A -> Keep as it weakens the argument.
B -> New information/ irrelevant
C -> Sick geese no where mentioned in the premise. Reject.
D -> Irrelevant
E -> Shell game. We are concerned with the pond of the mentioned organization and not the other.

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