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Those who participate in local politics include people who [#permalink]  11 May 2005, 15:05
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7. Those who participate in local politics include people who are genuinely interested in public service and people who are selfish opportunists. Everyone who participates in local politics has an influence on the communityâ€™s values.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) Some selfish opportunists have an influence on the communityâ€™s values.
(B) Some persons who are interested in public service do not have an influence on the communityâ€™s values.
(C) All those who have an influence on the communityâ€™s values participate in local politics.
(D) Some of those who influence the communityâ€™s values neither are interested in public service nor are selfish opportunists.
(E) All those who have an influence on the communityâ€™s values are either interested in public service or are selfish opportunists.
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All those who pick 'A', what's the reasoning behind your answer ??
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a simple venn diagram will help

A = people intersted in public service
B = selfish
A intersection B --> group which influences community values

Therefore, some A influences community values

All other options can be refuted
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Vithal wrote:
a simple venn diagram will help

A = people intersted in public service
B = selfish
A intersection B --> group which influences community values

Therefore, some A influences community values

All other options can be refuted

I did that, but just could not refute C.

(C) All those who have an influence on the communityâ€™s values participate in local politics.

- We're told everyone who participates in local politics influence community's values. Based on that, shouldn't C be right ?
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ywilfred wrote:
Vithal wrote:
a simple venn diagram will help

A = people intersted in public service
B = selfish
A intersection B --> group which influences community values

Therefore, some A influences community values

All other options can be refuted

I did that, but just could not refute C.

(C) All those who have an influence on the communityâ€™s values participate in local politics.

- We're told everyone who participates in local politics influence community's values. Based on that, shouldn't C be right ?

Everyone who participates in local politics is a subset of the group of people who influence community values.

C states the reverse
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A it is.

C is wrong, because A--->B doesn't mean B--->A
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The OA is A.
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A seems so simple that I was waiting for a trap
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