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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?
(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
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Fact: ONLY employees who have enclosed offices may smoke at their desks.
Fact: Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level,
Fact: Virtually all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices.

Conclusion: secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.

This is a very classical and good example of “supporter assumption” (for more detail, you can read Power Score CR – Bible). Because the conclusion has a GAP, the supporter assumption will close the gap so that the conclusion is correct.

The gap is the different job level which creates a different opportunity to smoke between professional vs non-professional. Thus, the assumption should fill this gap.

Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?

A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
Wrong. A just tells the opportunity of having enclosed offices between professional employees who smoke and professional employees who do not smoke is equal. A does NOT LINK anything to opportunities of secretaries, thus A does not help to hold a conclusion.

B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit them to do so.
Wrong. If Employees with enclosed offices do not smoke at their desks, why secretaries should smoke and have own enclosed offices?. B indirectly destroys the conclusion.

C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have enclosed offices.
Wrong. If they are allowed to smoke without enclosed offices, why they still need enclosed offices? C is clearly wrong.

D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of an employee’s job level.
Correct. D shows that all employees will have equal opportunity to smoke. In addition, ONLY employees who have enclosed offices can smoke. Clearly, they should have enclosed offices if they smoke.

E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all employees who do not smoke.
Wrong. Out of scope. Nothing about “any hazards”.

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23 Mar 2012, 20:48
Hi

Here is my reasoning for choosing D

(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices. - Irrelevant
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so. - Irrelevant & Not mentioned in the question stem
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices. - Opposite of the Question Stem -> Smoking allowed only in enclosed cabins
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level. - This would be the correct assumption
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke. - Irrelevant

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24 Mar 2012, 05:24
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OG 10. CR Question

According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?
(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
-- author does not assumes this. on negation does not affect the conclusion
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.
-- does not support conclusion
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.
-- attacking on premise 1. therefore incorrect
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
-- if this is put as premise 3 then clearly it will support the conclusion.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
-- irrelevant

premise1: only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at their desk professional level employees who have enclosed office may smoke at their desk.
premise2: all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices
conclusion: Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices
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26 Mar 2012, 10:11
Its simple D........

What is criteria to allot table?..... as per argument its smoking.....
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26 Mar 2012, 12:54
+1 D

The argument assumes that everybody has the right to smoke in the office.
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02 Apr 2012, 04:47
D clearly stands... if the smoking secretary gets a enclosed office.. then its not the role that determines whether a person gets an enclosed office but the smoking habit does...
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks
+ virtually all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices. The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of an employee’s job level --> Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have
enclosed office may smoke at their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed
offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial employees lack
enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed
offices.

Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion
above to be properly drawn?

(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their
enclosed offices.
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even
though the new regulations permit them to do so.
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their
desks, even if they do not have enclosed offices.
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal
opportunity to do so, regardless of an employee’s job level.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards
associated with smoking to all employees who do not smoke.
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed offices may smoke at their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.

Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?

A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit them to do so.
C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have enclosed offices.
D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of an employeeâs job level.
E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all employees who do not smoke.
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed offices may smoke at their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.

Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?

A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit them to do so.
C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have enclosed offices.
D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of an employeeâs job level.
E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all employees who do not smoke.

OA should be D, since if the company does not believe in providing equal opportunities,regardless of position, then the argument falls apart.
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?
(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
does nothing to reach to the conclusion.
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.no such point in argument,and no such assumption as well
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.this is clearly not the assumption
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
Correct assumption since this expalins why secretaries shall also be allowed to smoke.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
The point of protection is out of scope.
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According to the new office smoking regulations, only employees who have enclosed office may smoke at
their desks. Virtually all employees with enclosed offices are at the professional level, and virtually all secretarial
employees lack enclosed offices. Therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices.
Which of the following is an assumption that enables the conclusion above to be properly drawn?

The point -
author assumes that smoking is right for all irrespective of job level. therefore, secretaries who smoke should be offered enclosed offices as at secretary job level enclosed offices are not provided.

Clearly D.

(A) Employees at the professional level who do not smoke should keep their enclosed offices.
(B) Employees with enclosed offices should not smoke at their desks, even though the new regulations permit
them to do so.
(C) Employees at the secretarial level should be allowed to smoke at their desks, even if they do not have
enclosed offices.
(D) The smoking regulations should allow all employees who smoke an equal opportunity to do so, regardless
of an employee’s job level.
(E) The smoking regulations should provide equal protection from any hazards associated with smoking to all
employees who do not smoke.
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