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A minority but influential investor in Quell has recently claimed that the company's stock is undervalued, citing as evidence the announced plan of Quell's CEO, who is the majority shareholder, to sell the company in a short period of time. According to the minority investor, the CEO is permitting or even encouraging an undervalued stock price so that he may get the company sold and liquidate his stake in the company. By accusing the CEO of having personal motives allow the stock price to become distorted, however, the minority investor is guilty of the precise accusation that he himself is making. This investor is known for using his influence to attempt to sway public opinion and meddle in otherwise well-calibrated deals in order to drive up share prices for his personal financial benefit.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(A) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides reasoning to undermine the support for the position being opposed.

(B) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second is reasoning that has been used to support the position being opposed.

(C) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.

(D) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides information to undermine the force of that reasoning.

(E) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.

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Originally posted by Nightfury14 on 18 Jul 2016, 06:47.
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A minority but influential investor in Quell has recently claimed that the company's stock is undervalued, citing as evidence the announced plan of Quell's CEO, who is the majoirity shareholder, to sell the company in a short period of time. According to the minority investor, the CEO is permitting or even encouraging an undervalued stock price so that he may get the company sold and liquidate his stake in the company. By accusing the CEO of having personal motives allow the stock price to become distorted, however, the minority investor is guilty of the precise accusation that he himself is making. This investor is known for using his influence to attempt to sway public opinion and meddle in otherwise well-calibrated deals in order to drive up share prices for his personal financial benefit.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(a) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides reasoning to undermine the support for the position being opposed.
(b) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second is reasoning that has been used to support the position being opposed
(c) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole
(d) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides information to undermine the force of that reasoning.
(e) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.


Boldface highlighted.

OA C?

Second bold statement is the main conclusion.


I don't think these two will be bold faced in the question. Well, I might be wrong also. Nightfury14 Please highlight the bold faced sentences.
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I don't think these two will be bold faced in the question. Well, I might be wrong also. Nightfury14 Please highlight the bold faced sentences.


Regret .. missed it the first time. Boldface updated
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Can anyone explain the logic behind selecting C? I do not see how the argument as a whole is "opposing that the stock is undervalued".
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Can anyone explain the logic behind selecting C? I do not see how the argument as a whole is "opposing that the stock is undervalued".


I agree. I could not find any indication / reasoning that the passage as a whole opposes (or supports) the claim that " the company's stock is undervalued". The minority investor thinks that the stock is undervalued. But there is no statement in the passage that shows that the author of the passage opposes (or aligns with) the minority investor on this point.

All we can deduce is that the author blames the investor for the same reason that the investor blames the CEO - that the investor is trying to drive up the stock price. It is not clear whether the author agrees ( or disagrees) that the stockprice is undervalued.
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Seems D here. What's the OA?

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Option D is incorrect, because the underlined portion itself is a position (claimed by the investor) and not a reasoning that supports some other position.

The OA mentioned is C, although I am not convinced about the same. Please see my post above.
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(C) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.


(E) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.

the company's stock is undervalued => is not reasoning.

C is the answer

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A minority but influential investor in Quell has recently claimed that the company's stock is undervalued, citing as evidence the announced plan of Quell's CEO, who is the majoirity shareholder, to sell the company in a short period of time. According to the minority investor, the CEO is permitting or even encouraging an undervalued stock price so that he may get the company sold and liquidate his stake in the company. By accusing the CEO of having personal motives allow the stock price to become distorted, however, the minority investor is guilty of the precise accusation that he himself is making. This investor is known for using his influence to attempt to sway public opinion and meddle in otherwise well-calibrated deals in order to drive up share prices for his personal financial benefit.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(a) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides reasoning to undermine the support for the position being opposed.
(b) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second is reasoning that has been used to support the position being opposed
(c) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole
(d) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides information to undermine the force of that reasoning.
(e) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.


- The first is a CONCLUSION that a rival of the author concludes.
- The author later accuses his rival in doing the same thing that his rival protest against.
- So:
* the first - is a conclusion that the argument opposes.
* the second - is the main conclusion of this text.

A - X - 1st part correct; 2nd part - wrong- this is not reasoning but a conclusion.
B - X - 1st part correct; 2nd part - wrong- this is not reasoning but a conclusion.
C - V - 1st part correct; 2nd part correct;
D - X -1st part wrong - As in E.
E - X -1st part wrong - this is not a reasoning, but a conclusion. reasoning could be a deduction that supports the main conclusion (Intermediate Conclusion/ or general statement/belief)
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A minority but influential investor in Quell has recently claimed that the company's stock is undervalued, citing as evidence the announced plan of Quell's CEO, who is the majoirity shareholder, to sell the company in a short period of time. According to the minority investor, the CEO is permitting or even encouraging an undervalued stock price so that he may get the company sold and liquidate his stake in the company. By accusing the CEO of having personal motives allow the stock price to become distorted, however, the minority investor is guilty of the precise accusation that he himself is making. This investor is known for using his influence to attempt to sway public opinion and meddle in otherwise well-calibrated deals in order to drive up share prices for his personal financial benefit.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(a) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides reasoning to undermine the support for the position being opposed.
(b) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second is reasoning that has been used to support the position being opposed
(c) The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole
(d) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides information to undermine the force of that reasoning.
(e) The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.

It is C because the author does not agree with the claim/view that the stock is undervalued. He attributes ulterior motive to the person making that claim. The second boldface is easier to understand.
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Can any one explain why option B is wrong .
And any specific strategy for Boldface questions.

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Can any one explain why option B is wrong .
And any specific strategy for Boldface questions.


If you can determine if a statement is premise or conclusion in the given argument while reading , you will be close to the answer.
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A minority but influential investor in Quell has recently claimed that the company's stock is undervalued, citing as evidence the announced plan of Quell's CEO, who is the majority shareholder, to sell the company within a short period of time. According to the minority investor, the CEO is permitting or even encouraging an undervalued stock price so that he may get the company sold and liquidate his stake in the company. By accusing the CEO of having personal motives allow the stock price to become distorted, however, the minority investor is guilty of the precise accusation that he himself is making. This investor is known for using his influence to attempt to sway public opinion and meddle in otherwise well-calibrated deals in order to drive up share prices for his personal financial benefit.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?


A.The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides reasoning to undermine the support for the position being opposed.

B. The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second is reasoning that has been used to support the position being opposed.

C.The first states the position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.

D.The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second provides information to undermine the force of that reasoning.

E.The first is reasoning that has been used to support a position that the argument as a whole opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument as a whole.


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I dont see find reasoning here..

its like only simple facts are given..
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bballallstar6464 wrote:
Can anyone explain the logic behind selecting C? I do not see how the argument as a whole is "opposing that the stock is undervalued".


I agree. I could not find any indication / reasoning that the passage as a whole opposes (or supports) the claim that " the company's stock is undervalued". The minority investor thinks that the stock is undervalued. But there is no statement in the passage that shows that the author of the passage opposes (or aligns with) the minority investor on this point.

All we can deduce is that the author blames the investor for the same reason that the investor blames the CEO - that the investor is trying to drive up the stock price. It is not clear whether the author agrees ( or disagrees) that the stockprice is undervalued.



This is similar to the OG 2017 question number 625. Here is the link.
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