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After our extensive inquiry into the theft of Jou-Mei’s pudding pop and ice cream sandwich, we have determined that either Aingeru or Iskandar is responsible for the theft, as they were the only two people to have access to the fridge between Jou-Mei’s deposit of the desserts and their unauthorized removal. A pudding pop was found in Aingeru’s cubicle, leading us to suspect him of the theft, but after a witness came forward to accuse Iskandar, Iskandar has admitted to taking the ice cream sandwich. As a result, we must apologize to Aingeru for wrongly accusing him of the theft of the pudding pop.

Which of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?


(A) Aingeru will accept the apology.

(B) Iskandar has a history of unauthorized food removal.

(C) Jou-Mei planned to eat both the desserts in question

(D) Aingeru actually consumed a fruit popsicle he had brought from home.

(E) Whoever took the pudding pop also took the ice cream sandwich.
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How option E is correct. I think assumption should be Whoever took the Ice Cream Sandwitch also took the Pudding Pop.
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After our extensive inquiry into the theft of Jou-Mei’s pudding pop and ice cream sandwich, we have determined that either Aingeru or Iskandar is responsible for the theft, as they were the only two people to have access to the fridge between Jou-Mei’s deposit of the desserts and their unauthorized removal. A pudding pop was found in Aingeru’s cubicle, leading us to suspect him of the theft, but after a witness came forward to accuse Iskandar, Iskandar has admitted to taking the ice cream sandwich. As a result, we must apologize to Aingeru for wrongly accusing him of the theft of the pudding pop.

Which of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?

(A) Aingeru will accept the apology.
(B) Iskandar has a history of unauthorized food removal.
(C) Jou-Mei planned to eat both the desserts in question
(D) Aingeru actually consumed a fruit popsicle he had brought from home.
(E) Whoever took the pudding pop also took the ice cream sandwich.

Hi ankittiss

Option E should be other way round.. could you please check this option once again ?

What's the source of this question please ?

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Keep a close eye on the details in this Assumption question. The conclusion says that Aingeru shouldn’t be accused of the theft of the pudding pop because Iskandar stole the ice cream sandwich, but what do those two things have to do with each other? Nothing, necessarily: Iskandar could’ve stolen the ice cream sandwich while Aingeru stole the pudding pop. So for Aingeru to be exonerated, we need Iskandar to have stolen both items, but none of our premises say anything to that effect. That means we must need a premise to supply that evidence, and (E) is the best option.
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New post 14 Sep 2019, 00:09
This question is broken. The assumption should be "whoever took the ice-cream sandwich took the pudding pop" not the other way around.
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The argument is that since Iskandar admitted to taking the ice cream, they must apologize to Aingeru.
This should be based on the fact that whoever took the ice-cream sandwhich also took the pudding pop; thus, Aingeru is exonerated.

Based on the way E is written, the conclusion should be that "Aingeru" should be the accused
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