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A rise in the price of raw materials has recently caused hardship for glass manufacturers. A method of firing experienced workers and keeping those with the lowest salaries has been adopted by a number of companies, supposedly in order to contend with the economical difficulties. There is strong evidence that the raw materials will soon return to their former price, but before then, companies will have lowered the quality of their products, and therefore reduced their sales value, by employing inexperienced workers. It is unwise for glass manufacturers to filter the employment of workers by the lowest required salary.

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


A. The first is evidence that has been used to support the argument's position; the second is that position.

B. The first is the result of an action opposed by the argument's position; the second is evidence which further supports that position.

C. The first is the prediction of the outcome of an action that the argument's conclusion opposes; the second is that conclusion.

D. The first describes a situation in order to challenge the position that the argument seeks to establish; the second is that position.

E. The first is a prediction that has been used as support for the argument's position; the second is an objection to that position.

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A. The first is evidence that has been used to support the argument's position; the second is that position.

B. The first is the result of an action opposed by the argument's position; the second is evidence which further supports that position. Correct answer choice

C. The first is the prediction of the outcome of an action that the argument's conclusion opposes; the second is that conclusion.

D. The first describes a situation in order to challenge the position that the argument seeks to establish; the second is that position.

E. The first is a prediction that has been used as support for the argument's position; the second is
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Conclusion: It is not wise to replace experience manpower with lowest salaried manpower.
Argument Action: Reduce the experienced manpower with low wage manpower. This will reduce the high cost of raw material and sale will increase.
But action consequences will be opposite.

C is clear answer.
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The argument says that it is unwise to filter the employment of workers by lowest required salary. And this is the second boldface, which is the position that the argument takes.

The first boldface says that companies will have reduced their quality and therefore their sales value. This would have happened because of inexperienced workers.

Option A states that first is the evidence i.e companies will have reduced their sales value (because of inexperienced workers) is used to support the argument's position i.e it is unwise to base employment on lowest salary. The second is that position.
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IMO C
Conclusion is "It is unwise for glass manufacturers to filter the employment of workers by the lowest required salary"
Conclusion opposes "filtering the employment of workers by the lowest salary required"
First boldface is the prediction of the outcome of "filtering the employment of workers by the lowest salary required"
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C should be the option. I was stuck between C and E. After a closer look, C send to be the one

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1st BF talks about the prediction of the consequence after the company applied the strategy, a premise that supports the conclusion(why the certain strategy should be rejected).
2nd BF states the argument's conclusion.

Only C clearly matches the analysis
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Why is A wrong.Seen in isolation i cant find anything wrong with A.Guys please help

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Why is A wrong.Seen in isolation i cant find anything wrong with A.Guys please help

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Hi,
I think the first part is wrong. It is the prediction that is derived by the author.
BF1 is the additional information that author added from evidence. That's why this choice is wrong.
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I still think this is a somewhat bad question.C is overwhelming but A is good too..first BF does support the second BF...

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