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# A society in which there are many crimes, such as thefts and

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A society in which there are many crimes, such as thefts and murders, should not be called "lawless" That is an abuse of the meaning of words. As a suffix "less "means "without" so "lawless" means "without laws." However, a society that has no laws has no crimes, because no laws can be broken. A lawless society would, therefore, be a crimeless society. So what some have termed a lawless society should actually be called "crimeful".

If the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) A society that has laws has crimes.
(B) A society that has no crimes has no laws.
(C) A society that has many laws has many crimes.
(D) A society that has some crimes has some laws.
(E) A society that has many crimes has many

Originally posted by srijay007 on 15 Sep 2004, 00:20.
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15 Sep 2004, 02:03
Hmmm, I would choose B.

A, C, and D are more or less the same. With E I don't catch an good reasoning, because the sentence did not finish: A society that has many crimes has many ???

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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15 Sep 2004, 03:15
If in (E) you meant to write "A society that has many crimes has many laws", then I would say the correct answer is (A). All other answers don't hold.
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15 Sep 2004, 06:37
A for me.........B is explicitly stated in the passage!
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15 Sep 2004, 07:35
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With everyone voting for A and B, I am going to be an odd man out.
I prefer D.

1. Lawless=> No laws => No crimes
2. A crime happens when a law is broken.
3. Many crimes = crimeful

No laws=>No crimes does not mean No Crimes=>No laws

(A) A society that has laws has crimes.
Not necessarilly. There may be laws, but the guys may be too good to not have any crime in that community.
(B) A society that has no crimes has no laws.
Not necessarilly. There may be laws, but the guys may be too good to not have any crime in that community.
(C) A society that has many laws has many crimes.
Many laws and good guys may make it less crimes.
(D) A society that has some crimes has some laws.
If there is a crime, there has to be some law broken. Hence there has got to some law.
(E) A society that has many crimes has many laws.
Less laws, but to many bad guys make it may crimes.
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15 Sep 2004, 21:14
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D. no laws => no crimes : true
negated : (some) crimes => (some) laws : true
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Updated on: 16 Sep 2004, 04:12
I would go for D. More than any logic stufff, I think D is more 'indisputable' type than other choices.

Originally posted by venksune on 16 Sep 2004, 01:30.
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05 Apr 2016, 01:04
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Let L denote Law and C denote Crime, and L denote No Law and same for No Crime.

Passage says L --> C
Counterpositive of this statement is

C --> L. See Logical Connectives to understand more.
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19 May 2017, 08:32
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21. A society in which there are many crimes, such as thefts and murders, should not be called "lawless" That is an abuse of the meaning of words. As a suffix "less "means "without" so "lawless" means "without laws." However, a society that has no laws has no crimes, because no laws can be broken. A lawless society would, therefore, be a crimeless society. So what some have termed a lawless society should actually be called "crimeful".

If the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) A society that has laws has crimes.
(B) A society that has no crimes has no laws.
(C) A society that has many laws has many crimes.
(D) A society that has some crimes has some laws.
(E) A society that has many crimes has many

What should be the OA for this one.
I am getting D
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28 May 2017, 11:00
Answer should be D, according to me because of the Contra-positive concept under Must be true questions.
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03 Nov 2017, 02:26
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Yes contrapositive . Answer (D)

However, a society that has no laws has no crimes,

contrapositive: some crimes -> some laws (Answer D)

Answer B is mistaken reversal (no law -> no crime) does not mean (no crime -> no law)
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01 Sep 2018, 21:29
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A society in which there are many crimes, such as thefts and murders, should not be called "lawless" That is an abuse of the meaning of words. As a suffix "less "means "without" so "lawless" means "without laws." However, a society that has no laws has no crimes, because no laws can be broken. A lawless society would, therefore, be a crimeless society. So what some have termed a lawless society should actually be called "crimeful".

If the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following must also be true?

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(A) A society that has laws has crimes.
A society can have laws, but there can be no crimes at all in it. Out

(B) A society that has no crimes has no laws.
There can be no crimes at all. But in the same time it can have laws or can have not them. Out

(C) A society that has many laws has many crimes.
Absolutely wrong. Can be many crimes, van be a few crimes otr can be zero crimes. Out

(D) A society that has some crimes has some laws.
Sure

(E) A society that has many crimes has many
Such society can be witout laws at all. Out.
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