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# A poor farmer was fond of telling his children

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A poor farmer was fond of telling his children: “In this world, you are either rich or poor, and you are either honest or dishonest. All poor farmers are honest. Therefore, all rich farmers are dishonest.”

The farmer’s conclusion is properly drawn if the argument assumes that

(A) every honest farmer is poor
(B) every honest person is a farmer
(C) everyone who is dishonest is a rich farmer
(D) everyone who is poor is honest
(E) every poor person is a farmer

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14 May 2018, 05:11
Except A all can be ruled out easily.

(A) every honest farmer is poor - correct

(B) every honest person is a farmer - we are only talking about honesty within farmers. Thus, we cannot say about every person.

(C) everyone who is dishonest is a rich farmer - incorrect. Same reason as for B.

(D) everyone who is poor is honest - incorrect. Same reason as for B.

(E) every poor person is a farmer - incorrect. Same reason as for B.

IMO A.

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31 May 2018, 03:53
It will be clear if you draw a venn diagram.
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29 Nov 2018, 23:55
Experts can you help in determining how other answers are wrong?

I got confused by the wording of the answers and ended up choosing C.
Re: A poor farmer was fond of telling his children   [#permalink] 29 Nov 2018, 23:55
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