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According to the dating guidelines for dating proposed by the new head of a certain religious sect, the following criteria must be met before any dating can take place:

When the parents of one young person have agreed with the parents of another young person that the two people may date, each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent.

Which of the following assessments of the logic of the proposed dating guidelines is accurate?

A. The guidelines would make it possible for a young person who dates to be sure that the other person has consented to the date.

B. The guidelines would allow a young person to decline a date without the other person knowing that the date has been declined.

C. If there is are several people whom a young person wishes to date, the guidelines would prevent a young person from considering several offers before deciding whom to date.

D. The guidelines would give a young person the final say in choosing dates.

E. The guidelines would make it impossible for any young people in the sect to date.

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21 Jul 2008, 00:30
x97agarwal wrote:
According to the dating guidelines for dating proposed by the new head of a certain religious sect, the following criteria must be met before any dating can take place:

When the parents of one young person have agreed with the parents of another young person that the two people may date, each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent.

Which of the following assessments of the logic of the proposed dating guidelines is accurate?

A. The guidelines would make it possible for a young person who dates to be sure that the other person has consented to the date.

B. The guidelines would allow a young person to decline a date without the other person knowing that the date has been declined.

C. If there is are several people whom a young person wishes to date, the guidelines would prevent a young person from considering several offers before deciding whom to date.

D. The guidelines would give a young person the final say in choosing dates.

E. The guidelines would make it impossible for any young people in the sect to date.

a)

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21 Jul 2008, 00:53
IMO (E)

According to the stem, "each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent", if a person B who wants to date A. B cannot give his consent with out knowing A's consent and A cannot give his/her consent without knowing B's consent. Seems like a loop to me. (B) seems probable.

I'd be interested to see the OA.
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21 Jul 2008, 04:10
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21 Jul 2008, 04:37
Premise: Both Parents must agree
Premise: Both individual must agree. AND MUST have other’s consent.
Conclusion: Date makes sure to one individual that both parents are agreed as well as other individual.

A: Correct.
B: but other person know the consequence
C: multiple cases never mentioned
D: Both the cases are required but no sequence has been mentioned.
E: Never possesses about the flaw in sect.
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21 Jul 2008, 06:25
E. "each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent."

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21 Jul 2008, 10:11
I choose E.

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21 Jul 2008, 10:36
leonidas wrote:
IMO (E)

According to the stem, "each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent", if a person B who wants to date A. B cannot give his consent with out knowing A's consent and A cannot give his/her consent without knowing B's consent. Seems like a loop to me. (B) seems probable.

I'd be interested to see the OA.

OA is E. I had originally gone with D.

Does anyone want to take more stabs at explaining this question.

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21 Jul 2008, 11:02
x97agarwal wrote:
According to the dating guidelines for dating proposed by the new head of a certain religious sect, the following criteria must be met before any dating can take place:

When the parents of one young person have agreed with the parents of another young person that the two people may date, each of the young people must consent, and before doing so must have the other's consent.

Which of the following assessments of the logic of the proposed dating guidelines is accurate?

A. The guidelines would make it possible for a young person who dates to be sure that the other person has consented to the date.

B. The guidelines would allow a young person to decline a date without the other person knowing that the date has been declined.

C. If there is are several people whom a young person wishes to date, the guidelines would prevent a young person from considering several offers before deciding whom to date.

D. The guidelines would give a young person the final say in choosing dates.

E. The guidelines would make it impossible for any young people in the sect to date. -> IMO (E).This is a dead lock situation where one will wait for the others consent without revealing his consent

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