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(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.

If adults have the same interests, adolescents will not need to vote to have their interests represented.
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for given arguement we know the premise;Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same
and conclusion ; If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.
use negation technique ;
Adolescents should not have their interests represented.
IMO C: is correct
Adolescents should have their interests represented

Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?

(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.
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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?
the entire argument about adolescents representation is that the interest of adolescents should matter and the stmt clearly express that adults might not be able to express their interest.

thus C is the correct answer which states "Adolescents should have their interests represented."
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conclusion: adolescents should have the vote right in order to represent their interests.
reasoning: because adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents.

Assumption: so the interests of adolescents needs to be represented.

(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented........only C is inline with the reasoning.

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c because argument talks about adolscents and rights to vote .
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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?

(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.
i am really struggling with assumption questions can you plz help me how can i deal with this question
How can option C be the answer as the conclusion is saying only by giving adolescents the right to vote WILL these interests be represented. It never implies that these interests SHOULD be represented. I am really confused about this one
And in option B if we remove the word IMPORTANT then can it be our assumption or we have to remove the words IMPORTANT as well as replace word MOST with ALL
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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?

(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote.
i am really struggling with assumption questions can you plz help me how can i deal with this question
How can option C be the answer as the conclusion is saying only by giving adolescents the right to vote WILL these interests be represented. It never implies that these interests SHOULD be represented. I am really confused about this one
And in option B if we remove the word IMPORTANT then can it be our assumption or we have to remove the words IMPORTANT as well as replace word MOST with ALL
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Hello, honey1. The first line of the passage establishes an opinion or call to action: adolescents should have the right to vote. Sentence two presents a concession, but then sentence three shifts right back into the argument, conveniently through the use of a contrasting but. If you prefer the negation technique, then (C) would read, Adolescents should not have their interests represented. If this were true, then the argument would be baseless. (Line 1 would be directly contradicted.) If you negate (B), you get, Adolescents and adults do not differ in most respects that are important. It is a pure judgment call to say that to the extent that from the passage should be interpreted as most, not to mention that adolescent interests are important. The passage never uses that word. Adolescent interests are simply described as being different enough from adult interests to warrant representation through the adolescent vote.

Whether you employ the negation technique or prefer, as I do, to leave the answer choices alone and evaluate them directly, the key to getting the upper hand on logical reasoning questions is to stick to the surface of the argument (i.e. do not read into anything). When you start to consider could-be-true situations, just about anything sounds reasonable. The correct answer must be true, based on the passage.

I hope that helps. Good luck with your studies.

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Dear @veritaskrishna Bunuel GMATNinja egmat,

There seems to be a confusion in the a few of the explanations. Please help to clarify the conclusion in the passage.

In my opinion the first line of the passage - Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents - represents the conclusion of the passage.
The last line - If adults cannot represent....these interests represented - is supporting the conclusion and not the main point of the argument.
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Dear @veritaskrishna Bunuel GMATNinja egmat,

There seems to be a confusion in the a few of the explanations. Please help to clarify the conclusion in the passage.

In my opinion the first line of the passage - Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents - represents the conclusion of the passage.
The last line - If adults cannot represent....these interests represented - is supporting the conclusion and not the main point of the argument.


Hi Sidharthbanda,

Its interesting because when I try to categorise this passage into sub/main conclusions, I end up with this:
Premise: Adolescents and adults are not the same.
Opinion/ Sub-conclusion: Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents.
Premise2: to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents.
Main conclusion: Therefore, if Adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the right to vote will these interests be represented.

But, the sub-conclusion is effectively serving to support the main conclusion here in that it must be true in order for the main conclusion to be true.


(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented.

This needs to be true in order for the argument to be true. If this is false, then what I labelled as the 'sub-conclusion' above is false, and the main conclusion loses its key leg, hence C must be true in order for any aspect of this argument to be true. Negating: Adolesc. should not have their interests represented. The author's argument that only by giving adolescents the right to vote will their interests be represented is weakened because adolescents interests shouldn't be represented anyway (as per negation), hence C is a key assumption.

Other Answers:
(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have.
A is incorrect because there is a complete scope shift. We aren't talking about all humans in the argument, therefore it does not need to be assumed that all humans should have the right to vote. We only need to assume that adolescents require the right to vote.
B is incorrect as the argument is concerned with whether adolescents and adults differ. We don't care whether they differ in most respects that are important.
If we negate this: Adol and adults do not differ in most respects. Then the argument that adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents can still hold because Adol and adults can differ in SOME respects, just not MOST.

D is incorrect because it is a complete frame shift. We are talking about the right to vote only, so we don't care about any other adult rights e.g. the right to drink alcohol or go to night clubs.
E is incorrect because it doesn't need to be true. The author could be talking about a time in the past in the present or vice versa.
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Adults have the right to vote; so should adolescents. Admittedly, adolescents and adults are not the same. But to the extent that adolescents and adults are different, adults cannot be expected to represent the interests of adolescents. If adults cannot represent the interests of adolescents, then only by giving adolescents the vote will these interests represented.

The argument relies on which one of the following assumption?

(A) The right to vote is a right that all human beings should have. - WRONG. Irrelevant.
(B) Adolescents and adults differ in most respects that are important. - WRONG. Yes they differ but problem is with "most respects". It makes it trap. Also it's not the right note based in which we eliminate it.
(C) Adolescents should have their interests represented. - CORRECT. If not then passage breaks.
(D) Anyone who has the right to vote has all the right an adult has. - WRONG. Irrelevant.
(E) Adolescents have never enjoyed the right to vote. - WRONG. Irrelevant.

Answer C.
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