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New post 09 Sep 2015, 13:21
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umeshpatil wrote:
Really interesting problem :roll:
I also chose D first, by eliminating others that indicate anything other than place. Agree with all that Correct Answer is B.

I just listed down the facts.
1. Damaged mobile home found suspended in the treetops.
2. Mobile home came from nearby New City.
3. New City had been destroyed by a tornado on March 10.

B & D are possible contenders.
Option (D) says sales have been strong in New City and other surrounding towns. So, It's not strongly supports that its surely from New City.
Option (B) There is weak link between premises and Option B.
[New city destroyed on March 10] + [10 March cal date in the Home]=> [Place of Home is from New City].
Its sufficient to prove the place as the New City.



The question stem is asking for a reason that strengthens the hypothesis about ORIGIN of the mobile home. i want to know how does the option B,that specifies a date, strengthens the hypothesis about origin "New City". I agree that that date confirms that the home must have got blown away by tornado, dated on March 10 but how does the sentence confirms that the home is from New City. So in fact only Option D speaks about the origin. i admit that the phrase "for the past six months" is a flaw in option D.

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A newspaper recently reported the story of a group of hunters who found a heavily damaged mobile home suspended in the treetops in a forest. Although mobile homes in many towns in the surrounding area had recently been swept away by tornados, officials suspect that this particular mobile home came from nearby New City, which had been almost completely destroyed by a tornado three months earlier, on March 10th.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the officials' hypothesis about the origin of the mobile home?

-Many residents of New City and the surrounding areas live in trailer homes.
-A calendar found inside the mobile home was turned to March 10th.
-Weather stations widely reported the tornado of March 10th.
-Sales of this particular brand of mobile home have been very strong in New City and other surrounding towns for the past six months.
-Decals supporting the nearby State University football team were found on the mobile home.
interested in the answer choice D. any explanation?


I marked D as correct answer choice but found B as correct one. Though D is not correct but B seems a loser too. This was a tornado, if it can sweep houses from many miles, how can calenders stand I don't understand. Not convincing argument.
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lamanxa wrote:
LalaB wrote:
A newspaper recently reported the story of a group of hunters who found a heavily damaged mobile home suspended in the treetops in a forest. Although mobile homes in many towns in the surrounding area had recently been swept away by tornados, officials suspect that this particular mobile home came from nearby New City, which had been almost completely destroyed by a tornado three months earlier, on March 10th.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the officials' hypothesis about the origin of the mobile home?

-Many residents of New City and the surrounding areas live in trailer homes.
-A calendar found inside the mobile home was turned to March 10th.
-Weather stations widely reported the tornado of March 10th.
-Sales of this particular brand of mobile home have been very strong in New City and other surrounding towns for the past six months.
-Decals supporting the nearby State University football team were found on the mobile home.
interested in the answer choice D. any explanation?


there is two problems with alternative D: 1) "other surrounding towns" means that the house can possibly been carried from any town on the vicinities. 2) "past six months" indicate that it is a brand new house, and the facts presented on the questions don't support any assumption that it is new home.


I got stuck between options B and D.
selected B but then moved to D as I found calendar in mobile to be very weak evidence and also could not find the problem with D.
lamanxa makes it to the point. Kudos to you! :)
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Are you freaking kidding me ?!? A storm so strong that it causes a freaking mobile home to hang from a tree,
yet we aren't even considering the possibility that calendar flipped pages amongst all this mayhem ?!
I chose option B by the process of elimination and I was amused to see that my answer was right.
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