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A small car offers less protection in an accident than a large car does, but since smaller car is more maneuberable, it is better to drive a small car because then acidents will be less likely.

Which one of the following arguments employs reasoning most similar to the employed by the argument above?

(A) An artist's best work is generally that done in the time before the artist becomes very well known. When artists grow famous and are diverted from artistic creation by demands for public appearances, their artistic work suffers. So artists' achieving great fame can diminsh their artistic reputations.

(B) It is best to insist that a child spend at least some time every day reading indoors. Even though it may cause the child some unhappiness to have to stay indoors when others are outside playing, the child can benefit from the time by learning to enjoy books and becoming prepared for lifelong learning.

(C) For this work, vehicles built of lightweight materials are more practical than vehicles built of heavy materials. This is so because while lighter vehicles do not last as long as heavier vehicles, they are cheaper to replace.

(D) Although it is important to limit the amount of sugar and fat in one's diet, it would be a mistake to try to follow a diet totally lacking in sugar and fat. It is better to consume sugar and fat in moderation, for the cravings that lead to uncontrolled binges will be prevented.

(E) A person who exercises vigorously every day has less body fat than an average person to draw upon is in the event of a wasting illness. But one should still endeavor to exercise vigorously every day, because doing so significantly decreases the chances of contracting a wasting illness.
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X (car) -vulnerable-> Bad Event BUT X -inherent nature-> Better for prevention of Bad Event.

(A) An artist's best work is generally that done in the time before the artist becomes very well known. When artists grow famous and are diverted from artistic creation by demands for public appearances, their artistic work suffers. So artists' achieving great fame can diminsh their artistic reputations. Artists who achieve great fame (bad event) diminishing their reputation is after the fact, i.e. not prevention. Incorrect.

(B) It is best to insist that a child spend at least some time every day reading indoors. Even though it may cause the child some unhappiness to have to stay indoors when others are outside playing, the child can benefit from the time by learning to enjoy books and becoming prepared for lifelong learning. Original argument is about an inherent property being beneficial to avoid bad event. Reading is not inherent to indoors and does not focus on prevention, but some lofty goal for the future. Incorrect.

(C) For this work, vehicles built of lightweight materials are more practical than vehicles built of heavy materials. This is so because while lighter vehicles do not last as long as heavier vehicles, they are cheaper to replace.
Cheap is not an inherent property of lightweight materials. Also the original argument is not about replacing stuff, but rather about prevention. Incorrect.

(D) Although it is important to limit the amount of sugar and fat in one's diet, it would be a mistake to try to follow a diet totally lacking in sugar and fat. It is better to consume sugar and fat in moderation, for the cravings that lead to uncontrolled binges will be prevented. Prevention, bad and good relate to event. But there is still a problem: This is an either-or (either lacking or moderation) argument. The original argument is this-and-that, i.e. a small car is both more vulnerable and maneuverable. Incorrect.

(E) A person who exercises vigorously every day has less body fat than an average person to draw upon is in the event of a wasting illness. But one should still endeavor to exercise vigorously every day, because doing so significantly decreases the chances of contracting a wasting illness. X (exercise) -vulnerable (less body fat)-> Bad Event (illness) BUT X -inherent nature-> Better for prevention of Bad Event. Correct!

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27 Nov 2012, 07:35
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X (car) -vulnerable-> Bad Event BUT X -inherent nature-> Better for prevention of Bad Event.

Excellent diagramming .. The key to such questions is to Look at the STRUCTURE of the argument in detail and not the Content
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27 Nov 2012, 08:08
Thanks. You've posted some fantastic questions today. I'm going to have to look at your post history to see if I can find more, since I became active on this forum a couple of days ago.

Thanks again for sharing.
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27 Nov 2012, 08:49
I will keep on posting some of the advanced CR questions that i have collected from various sources. I am currently reviewing CR section of the verbal and feel that the questions in the OG do not cover the High end of difficulty that may appear on the GMAT..
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