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# A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity

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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 hospitalâ€™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 Xâ€™s butter knife may have been the murder weapon.
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04 Aug 2004, 05:20
B is best. 1 min
A comes close but talks about "any wasps remaining" while the first half talks about "many wasps" will be killed.
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04 Aug 2004, 05:31
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B is best. 1 min
A comes close but talks about "any wasps remaining" while the first half talks about "many wasps" will be killed.

I will go with "A". B reverses the reasoning which is not matching with original stem reasoning style.

whats OA ?

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04 Aug 2004, 09:18
I will go with A

The original statement says that combining two things led to a problem. In B that part is missing.

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04 Aug 2004, 09:31
Let's me reformulate B in the stem's wording
Stem: She no longer allows bookstore appearances when playing in a competition 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

B) The hospital will allow hospital's staff to attend less serious emergencies when there are no critical emergencies. On monday, the staff attended a series of minor emergencies so there must not have been any critical emergency.

Both show a relationship of mutual exclusivity. If one happens, the other cannot. I may be wrong but A's statement is a bit extreme in the sense that it says "any wasps remaining" while the first sentence only says that many will be killed...
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04 Aug 2004, 14:16
Initial thought was A. But after reading Paul's comment on "many" and "any" wasps, I will choose B.

What is your general strategy for these type questions? How do you attack?

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04 Aug 2004, 14:33
afife76 wrote:
Initial thought was A. But after reading Paul's comment on "many" and "any" wasps, I will choose B.

What is your general strategy for these type questions? How do you attack?

Hope the answer is right though. In doing these problems, I look at the overall form of the argument. In this case, it seems to be talking about mutual exclusivity so B was closest. Of course, by POE, C, D and E are out. A was closest but was not in line with the stem. I think that practice is key.
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05 Aug 2004, 01:21
Paul, you are absolutely right in your explanations

The OA is B

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05 Aug 2004, 04:26
Paul wrote:
afife76 wrote:
Initial thought was A. But after reading Paul's comment on "many" and "any" wasps, I will choose B.

What is your general strategy for these type questions? How do you attack?

Hope the answer is right though. In doing these problems, I look at the overall form of the argument. In this case, it seems to be talking about mutual exclusivity so B was closest. Of course, by POE, C, D and E are out. A was closest but was not in line with the stem. I think that practice is key.

Thanks for explanation, Paul
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