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When storing Renaissance oil paintings, museums conform to standards that call for careful control of the surrounding temperature and humidity, with variations confined within narrow margins. Maintaining this environment is very costly, and recent research shows that even old oil paint is unaffected by wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Therefore, museums could relax their standards and save money without endangering their Renaissance oil paintings.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Renaissance paintings were created in conditions involving far greater fluctuations in temperature and humidity than those permitted by current standards.
B. Under the current standards that museums use when storing Renaissance oil paintings, those paintings do not deteriorate at all.
C. Museum collections typically do not contain items that are more likely to be vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature and humidity than Renaissance oil paintings.
D. None of the materials in Renaissance oil paintings other than the paint are vulnerable enough to relatively wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity to cause damage to the paintings.
E. Most Renaissance oil paintings are stored in museums located in regions near the regions where the paintings were created.
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09 Sep 2009, 10:01
IMO, C(3).
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09 Sep 2009, 10:05
ans D
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09 Sep 2009, 10:20
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ans D

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the author talks of only paint used in Renaissance oil paintings not getting spoilt anf then comes to his conclusion.... paintings do constitute of various other components like the material on which it is made, canvas wood etc....but author does not talk of all these..... so he must have assumed that 'None of the materials in Renaissance oil paintings other than the paint are vulnerable enough to relatively wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity to cause damage to the paintings.'
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09 Sep 2009, 10:39
old oil paint is unaffected >> therefore painting is unaffected

So the assumption made for the conclusion is that nothing else other than paint is vulnerable to fluctuations. If something else, say canvas was also vulnerable then the conclusion would weaken.
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09 Sep 2009, 10:45
OA is D.....but can anyone explain whats wrong with A......
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09 Sep 2009, 11:18
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OA is D.....but can anyone explain whats wrong with A......

A says Renaissance paintings "were created" with more fluctuations..however the argument is not concerned about the conditions that were prevalent at the the time of creation .the assumption that since the paintings have endured extreme conditions at the time of creation they will endure the conditions NOW is not correct...A is not MUST for the conclusion to be true..it may be true or may not be
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09 Sep 2009, 11:30
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gurpreet07 wrote:
OA is D.....but can anyone explain whats wrong with A......

A says Renaissance paintings "were created" with more fluctuations..however the argument is not concerned about the conditions that were prevalent at the the time of creation .the assumption that since the paintings have endured extreme conditions at the time of creation they will endure the conditions NOW is not correct...A is not MUST for the conclusion to be true..it may be true or may not be

Nice explanation........I got it know
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09 Sep 2009, 12:17
can anybody explain what is wrong with 'B'.
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09 Sep 2009, 12:37
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IMO, C(3).

I also chose C, because I was afraid of the "none" in D (too extreme). C, however, is a little out of scope because the conclusion says "without endangering their Renaissance oil paintings" - it does not concern other things in the museum.
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09 Sep 2009, 12:39
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can anybody explain what is wrong with 'B'.

I would say B is wrong because although the assumption itself is correct, it does not relate to the argument's assumption. It would not be the *best* answer.
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09 Sep 2009, 13:21
Yeah, makes sense now. Thanks for the clarification.

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IMO, C(3).

I also chose C, because I was afraid of the "none" in D (too extreme). C, however, is a little out of scope because the conclusion says "without endangering their Renaissance oil paintings" - it does not concern other things in the museum.

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Economist u rule.. the best explanation for this ques!!
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09 Nov 2013, 03:06
If there are materials in Renaissance oil paintings other than the paint that are vulnerable relatively wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity thenthe conclusion falls apart.....
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26 Apr 2014, 06:38
Good question ...options are well framed to trap Reader ,option C is close but has some irrelevant information . Finally landed up with D
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In premise "storage conditions required for Renaissance oil paintings " is mentioned and then this statement is countered by some research about durability of oil paints.
Conclusion: Museums can save money by relaxing the costly environment conditioned those were earlier maintained as per standards without endangering the paintings.

Assumption: Only Oil paints in Renaissance oil paintings are sensitive to environment fluctuations.

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When storing Renaissance oil paintings, museums conform to standards that call for careful control of the surrounding temperature and humidity, with variations confined within narrow margins. Maintaining this environment is very costly, and recent research shows that even old oil paint is unaffected by wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Therefore, museums could relax their standards and save money without endangering their Renaissance oil paintings.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

1. Renaissance paintings were created in conditions involving far greater fluctuations in temperature and humidity than those permitted by current standards.
2. Under the current standards that museums use when storing Renaissance oil paintings, those paintings do not deteriorate at all.
3. Museum collections typically do not contain items that are more likely to be vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature and humidity than Renaissance oil paintings.
4. None of the materials in Renaissance oil paintings other than the paint are vulnerable enough to relatively wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity to cause damage to the paintings.
5. Most Renaissance oil paintings are stored in museums located in regions near the regions where the paintings were created.

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1. Renaissance paintings were created in conditions involving far greater fluctuations in temperature and humidity than those permitted by current standards. --- The issue is about maintenance not creation—out of scope.

2. Under the current standards that museums use when storing Renaissance oil paintings, those paintings do not deteriorate at all. --- do not at all is extreme;

3. Museum collections typically do not contain items that are more likely to be vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature and humidity than Renaissance oil paintings. ---- Reference to museum paintings in general is irrelevant to the discussions here.
4. None of the materials in Renaissance oil paintings other than the paint are vulnerable enough to relatively wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity to cause damage to the paintings. – We can easily assume this, since if the other items were vulnerable, then the paintings cannot stand. Remember the proverb that a chain is only as strong as the weakest link.

5. Most Renaissance oil paintings are stored in museums located in regions near the regions where the paintings were created.—Location of creation is not the concern.

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Kindly look at the premise " even old paintings" lead to comparison sense between old and recent oil paintings in terms of capacity to bear temp. fluctuations. so C delivers the idea that such measure should save old and recent oil paintings and both have the same capacity of bearing.
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