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# A month ago, the jail warden declared that in order that the physical

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A month ago, the jail warden declared that in order that the physical stress levels of the inmates be reduced, all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours. However, no such change ever took place. When questioned, the warden replied that a new, high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned, forcing him to postpone his earlier plans. But all the inmates are still working in the same routine as last month. Therefore, the warden is lying.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that.

A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project

B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project

C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project

D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine

E- the inmates cannot continue the old routine if the new project is underway

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Premise - all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours.
a new, high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned, forcing him to postpone his earlier plans.
All inmates are still working in the same routine as last month

Conclusion - warden lying.

Pre-thinking - for new job, routine cannot be same

A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project - Irrelevant.

B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project - Irrelevant.

C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project - Irrelevant.

D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine - Weakens

E- the inmates cannot continue the old routine if the new project is underway - Correct.
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01 Sep 2018, 19:55
VeritasKarishma mam please explain this question....I am unable to link premise and conclusion in this question hence facing difficulty in Option elimination

Conclusion : Therefore the warden is lying

Premise 1 : in order that the physical stress levels of the inmates be reduced, all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours.

Premise 2: Since new high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned, forcing him to postpone his earlier plans. All inmates are still working in the same routine as last month
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A month ago, the jail warden declared that in order that the physical stress levels of the inmates be reduced, all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours. However, no such change ever took place. When questioned, the warden replied that a new, high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned, forcing him to postpone his earlier plans. But all the inmates are still working in the same routine as last month. Therefore, the warden is lying.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that.

A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project

B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project

C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project

D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine

E- the inmates cannot continue the old routine if the new project is underway

Stem Says -
Warden had plans to reduce the stress of inmates by giving them sedentary job, but
High priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned.

Pre thinking - But if massive project work is coming, then inmates should be working more than usual and not the same as their earlier routine.

But inmates are working the same as before. Hence warden is lying that any massive work is coming.

rohan2345 wrote:
A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project

If every inmate is not capable of working then the work routine should definitely change. This sentence acts as a strengthener to the conclusion, not as an assumption. Hence Incorrect

rohan2345 wrote:
B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project

Important or not, it does not matter as we are talking about the work routine of inmates not the importance of the project. Hence Incorrect.

rohan2345 wrote:
C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project

This not something we are assuming as per the stem but something we are suggesting. Hence Incorrect.

rohan2345 wrote:
D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine

What the warden could make happen is not of our concern. We are interested in what is happening now. Hence Incorrect.

rohan2345 wrote:
E- the inmates cannot continue the old routine if the new project is underway

This is in line with our pre-thinking. If bigger than usual project is coming how can we not have a bigger than usual work routine and still be able to complete the project.
Hence Correct.
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A month ago, the jail warden declared that in order that the physical stress levels of the inmates be reduced, all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours. However, no such change ever took place. When questioned, the warden replied that a new, high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned, forcing him to postpone his earlier plans. But all the inmates are still working in the same routine as last month. Therefore, the warden is lying.

The conclusion in the passage depends on the assumption that.

A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project

B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project

C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project

D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine

E- the inmates cannot continue the old routine if the new project is underway

Premises:
A month ago, the jail warden declared that all inmates will be moved to some sedentary job for two hours.
However, no such change ever took place.
The warden said that a new, high priority project requiring massive physical work was commissioned (so he postponed his earlier plans).
But all the inmates are still working in the same routine as last month.

Conclusion: The warden is lying.

Why did the author conclude that the warden is lying? Because all inmates are still working in the same routine. He assumes that the new project requiring massive physical work would have changed the routine of the inmates. Option (E) gives this link and hence is the answer.

A- every inmate is physically capable to work on the new project
Irrelevant. Whether every inmate is capable to work on new project or not, we don't care. We only care about whether the inmates are being made to work on a new project.

B- sedentary work planned earlier is not as important as the new project
Not an assumption required by the conclusion "warden is lying".
We might be able to infer that the new project is more important since the sedentary work planned earlier was pushed back, but it is certainly not an assumption of our argument.

C- the warden should give more importance to his plans than the new project
Not an assumption.

D- the warden could arrange for both the new project and the sedentary work, without making change to the inmates’ old routine
We know that the warden pushed back the sedentary work plan.

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03 Sep 2018, 06:08
Thanks a lot VeritasKarishma mam for the detailed explanation.........Useful indeed as always
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