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# A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity

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2. A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity tours with playing tours led to problems, so she stopped combining the two. She no longer allows bookstore appearances and playing in competition to occur in the same city within the same trip. This week she is traveling to London to play in a major competition, so during her stay in London she will not be making any publicity appearances at any bookstore in London.

Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the passage?
(A) Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed. The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed.
(B) The only times that the hospital’s emergency room staff attends to relatively less serious emergencies are times when there is no critical emergency to attend to. On Monday night the emergency room staff attended to a series of fairly minor emergencies, so there must not have been any critical emergencies to take care of at the time.
(C) Tomato plants require hot summers to thrive. Farms in the cool summers of country Y probably do not have thriving tomato plants.
(E) Butter knives are not sharp. Q was not murdered with a sharp blade, so suspect X’s butter knife may have been the murder weapon.

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21 Jul 2009, 02:24
B: Follows the original question in
A (NOT B) and (NOT A) B
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21 Jul 2009, 06:58
B it is.
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27 Jun 2011, 12:20
B for me.
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28 Jun 2011, 07:22
X and Y do not coexist
X will occur so Y cannot.

The only option that follows this structure is option B

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28 Jun 2011, 08:38
B.+1
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28 Jun 2011, 12:30
Another B here. Is it the OA?
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29 Jun 2011, 04:02
A n B are close
why not A?
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11 Sep 2011, 01:20
Yup, B it is.
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11 Sep 2011, 04:33
Yeah.. B it is..
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11 Sep 2011, 07:45
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A n B are close
why not A?

ok this is a big trick gmat does on us

A says : Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed

many means 80/100 90/100 possibly 100/100

so A (bug killer ) causes B (many wasps die)

the reminder of the argument says
The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed

A (bug killer) causes C (ALL wasps die) which is not what we need to prove..

we need to prove if A causes B, and if B happened, then it was caused by B

option B maintains this relation..
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+1 for B.

Good explanation vikas... A subtle comment :

Many can even mean 40/100 .. Many is different from most. Many just means sizeable (may not be majority). Most means majority.

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12 Sep 2011, 11:25
crick20002002 wrote:
+1 for B.

Many can even mean 40/100 .. Many is different from most. Many just means sizeable (may not be majority). Most means majority.

Crick

yea ur right!! Thanks
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13 Sep 2011, 17:34
B. Took me 2:35 though.
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15 Oct 2012, 07:30
Well I think that there is a debate between A and B. It took me a little more than 5 minutes to find the correct reasoning.
Why A is incorrect?
Because of invalid reasoning. Whenever x, many y. Then how is it possible that x happens and all Y perish.
SIMILARLY E also has invalid reasoning.
Why B is correct?
My take from stimulus.
When X and Y combines, z happens. So F decided not to merge X and Y. therefore when she does x, it gradually means that she is not doing Y.
My take from option B:
Z does p only when there is no Q. On Monday night, z did p so there was no q.

I hope its clear.
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