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A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

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A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

Please Explain


I was in between B and E and went for E.
A. Not necessarily true...
B. Not not unobtrusive But not functional for public use. Not necessarily Unobstrusive = Funtional for public use.
C. Can't produce? The argument mentioned architects Violated...not Can't.
D. Not necessarily true.

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IMO B.

E seems assuption not conclusion.

P1: Architecture = inviting(i) + functional of public use(f) = must be unobstrusive(u) = second place in environment
P2: Modern architects are egoist so NO functional of public use

Resoning: If I + F then U, so if only I, then NOT U, else if only F, then NOT U.

Statement shows the first IF condition where it is NOT F(functional) so must NOT Unobstrusive.

B states the same: Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive

because, strong personalities = NO functional of public use = NO Unobstrusive. Hence B
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WILL GO WITH B

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jatinrai wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

Please Explain


P1) functional for public use, must be unobtrusive
P2) Modern architects let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional

Therefore, Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive or that is obtrusive.
Hence (B)
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jatinrai wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

Please Explain



IMO. Ans B.

Reasoning:
Question type: Approve Family
premises --> find the conclusion in the answer choice.

We have to take the premise information as it is and find the conclusion .. out side information is not permited.

E --> out
"A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express " --> it is not mentioned any where in the premises that "arch.. cannot simultaneously express or not"


P1 : inviting and functional for public use ---> unobtrusive
[ work functional for public use --> unobstrusive]
P2: Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept
P3: They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

substitute P1 in P3
They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not unobstrusive

Conclusion:
Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.

B is clearly follows.
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jatinrai wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

Please Explain



UO -> F & I

contra positive is ~ ( F & I ) -> ~ UO

We know that some architects produced building that are not functional, which means they are not UO.

Hence B

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I also go for B. What's the OA?

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Clearly E.

It cannot be B because, the premise mentions that if the work is both inviting and functional for public use, then it must be unobtrusive.

However, choice B does not speak of "inviting".

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It should be E
jatinrai wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional. This is just a repetition of the first statement.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive. This is just a repetition of the last statement.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public. This statement is 2 extreme
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use. NOt necessary
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

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I also go for B. What's the OA?


Guys OA is B. Priyankur Saha was the first one to give correct & excellent explanation. Thank you all for brilliant explanations.

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B sounds correct. Already explained nicely by x2suresh

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E sounds logical. It is clear from the paragraph that the author thinks that the architects' personalities and functional buildings do not go together. In fact this question could also have been an "assumption" question and the answer would still have been E.
If we go through all the other choices, there is a basic flaw of " B depends on A, so A depends on B", e.g.,
a) "If inviting and functional, then unobtrusive" is not the same as "if unobtrusive, then inviting and functional".
b) They might produce buildings that are unobtrusive, just not inviting and functional- same logic as in a)
c) It is not that the architects with strong personalities have failed; the fact is that the architects with strong personalities, WHO LET THEIR STRONG PERSONALITIES INTERFERE WITH THEIR WORKS failed.
d) Wrong choice due to the same logic as in a) and b)

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E sounds logical. It is clear from the paragraph that the author thinks that the architects' personalities and functional buildings do not go together. In fact this question could also have been an "assumption" question and the answer would still have been E.
If we go through all the other choices, there is a basic flaw of " B depends on A, so A depends on B", e.g.,
a) "If inviting and functional, then unobtrusive" is not the same as "if unobtrusive, then inviting and functional".
b) They might produce buildings that are unobtrusive, just not inviting and functional- same logic as in a)
c) It is not that the architects with strong personalities have failed; the fact is that the architects with strong personalities, WHO LET THEIR STRONG PERSONALITIES INTERFERE WITH THEIR WORKS failed.
d) Wrong choice due to the same logic as in a) and b)



P1 : I & F for public use ---> UO (unobtrusive)
P2: Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept
means --> they voilated precept that work must be UO.
so .. ~UO (not UO)
P3: They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use
If P2 was not there.. then ~ I&F = ~UO ( need not be true)
but P2 clears that doubt: ~ I&F = ~UO (true)
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Wow ! wht an excellent exlanation. +1 frm me
x2suresh wrote:
jatinrai wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use

Please Explain



IMO. Ans B.

Reasoning:
Question type: Approve Family
premises --> find the conclusion in the answer choice.

We have to take the premise information as it is and find the conclusion .. out side information is not permited.

E --> out
"A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express " --> it is not mentioned any where in the premises that "arch.. cannot simultaneously express or not"


P1 : inviting and functional for public use ---> unobtrusive
[ work functional for public use --> unobstrusive]
P2: Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept
P3: They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

substitute P1 in P3
They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not unobstrusive

Conclusion:
Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.

B is clearly follows.

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