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# After the recent court rulings, commercial shark fishing and shark hun

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After the recent court rulings, commercial shark fishing and shark hunting will resume in Diamond Bay. Many citizens of the communities around the bay have hailed this move, believing that a decrease in sharks will lead to an increase in all smaller fish, including the endangered Green-Gilled Silverfish, whose only ecosystem is within Diamond Bay. Ecologists, though, disagree, pointing out that a decrease in sharks will lead to a surge in Sea Lions, which are the principal predator of the Green-Gilled Silverfish.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first provides support for main conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
B. The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion C that is the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is an opinion that the argument opposes; the second is evidence inconsistent with the conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a conclusion that the argument as a whole seeks to justify; the second is an explanation that supports this conclusion.
E. The first supports an action as a beneficial; the second calls that evaluation into question.

LINK : similar question but with different options.

Originally posted by chesstitans on 15 Jan 2018, 03:10.
Last edited by gmat1393 on 23 Aug 2019, 23:58, edited 3 times in total.
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15 Jan 2018, 11:44
chesstitans wrote:
a very similar question but with different patterns, https://gmatclub.com/forum/after-the-re ... 74927.html
After the recent court rulings, commercial shark fishing and shark hunting will resume in Diamond Bay. Many citizens of the communities around the bay have hailed this move, believing that a decrease in sharks will lead to an increase in all smaller fish, including the endangered Green-Gilled Silverfish, whose only ecosystem is within Diamond Bay. Ecologists, though, disagree, pointing out that a decrease in sharks will lead to a surge in Sea Lions, which are the principal predator of the Green-Gilled Silverfish.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A The first provides support for main conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
B The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument.
C The first is an opinion that the argument opposes; the second is evidence inconsistent with the conclusion of the argument.
D The first is a conclusion that the argument as a whole seeks to justify; the second is an explanation that supports this conclusion.
E The first supports an action as a beneficial; the second calls that evaluation into question.

CITIZENS : Allowing shark fishing ---->Increase in all smaller fish(including the endangered Green-Gilled Silverfish)
ECOLOGISTS : Decrease in sharks (Due to shark fishing) ---->Surge in Sea Lions ---->Principal predator of the Green-Gilled Silverfish.

Here both the Citizens and Ecologists conclude different ...

Among the given options only(B) satisfies !!!

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19 Jan 2018, 21:13
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Can someone explain why not E??
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20 Jan 2018, 06:13
Hi,

Pls explain why option E is incorrect??
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24 Jan 2018, 00:58
MSarmah wrote:
Can someone explain why not E??

I too choose E which is incorrect. The second statement doesnot question anything.
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04 Feb 2018, 01:31
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Can someone explain why not E??

Its because E says 'first supports an action as beneficial'. But first is itself an action, it doesn't support one.
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09 Apr 2018, 13:06
Can some one explain how the second is the conclusion to the argument ? I think the conclusion is that Some people disagree.. pointing out the evidence.. According to this standpoint, B cannot be the answer, since the second part is not a conclusion but an evidence for the conclusion.

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22 Aug 2019, 02:18
i have dought on answer option A and on E . so can you explain me on details
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23 Aug 2019, 01:52
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Can some one explain how the second is the conclusion to the argument ? I think the conclusion is that Some people disagree.. pointing out the evidence.. According to this standpoint, B cannot be the answer, since the second part is not a conclusion but an evidence for the conclusion.

Tx,

The key word here is that it says "supporting *a* conclusion". Not the main conclusion of the argument, just *a* conclusion within the argument. You are right in that there is the public conclusion, and the conclusion that some ecologists disagree.

The trap in this question is that neither conclusion is described as "the main conclusion" in this argument, there are simply conclusions that may or may not be main.
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23 Aug 2019, 01:56
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i have dought on answer option A and on E . so can you explain me on details

Options A and E, just like the others, all have a simple mistake that should allow you to eliminate them; it is that this argument has no main conclusion. There is a public conclusion, and the ecologists conclusion, but neither one of them is the 'main' one. So any option that says something about supporting or attacking the main conclusion of the argument can immediately be eliminated.

'A' talks about a main conclusion, and 'E' calls the first statement something that supports an action as beneficial. Something cannot be suggested as beneficial unless that beneficial thing is the main conclusion, so these answers are wrong.

B wins out because it simply calls the statements 'premises that support *a* conclusion'.

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23 Aug 2019, 15:21
I do not agree with the first part of Choice B. The first is NOT EVIDENCE but rather a FACT or OUTCOME. The rest of choice B is correct though/ Other's thoughts are appreciated.
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I do not agree with the first part of Choice B. The first is NOT EVIDENCE but rather a FACT or OUTCOME. The rest of choice B is correct though/ Other's thoughts are appreciated.

Evidence is the same as fact. Either of them can be used to support a claim/opinion/position.
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27 Aug 2019, 02:05
gmatconqueror2018 wrote:
I do not agree with the first part of Choice B. The first is NOT EVIDENCE but rather a FACT or OUTCOME. The rest of choice B is correct though/ Other's thoughts are appreciated.

On one level, a good way to think about these terms used is that something that is a fact is always going to be evidence in some context or another.

However, on a more significant level, what you're looking to recognise is that when the word fact, evidence, observation, circumstance, data, etc. are used, what they can all be considered as in terms of the argument given is that they are all premises, and not the conclusion(s) being drawn.

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