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As an example of the devastation wrought on music publishers by the photocopier, one executive noted that for a recent choral festival with 1,200 singers, the festival’s organizing committee purchased only 12 copies of the music published by her company that was performed as part of the festival.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the support the example lends to the executive’s contention that music publishers have been devastated by the photocopier?


A. Only a third of the 1,200 singers were involved in performing the music published by the executive’s company.

B. Half of the singers at the festival had already heard the music they were to perform before they began to practice for the festival.

C. Because of shortages in funding, the organizing committee of the choral festival required singers to purchase their own copies of the music performed at the festival.

D. Each copy of music that was performed at the festival was shared by two singers.

E. As a result of the publicity generated by its performance at the festival, the type of music performed at the festival became more widely known.



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Easy C) i guess.Another source of the copies weakens the argument.

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New post 21 Feb 2018, 08:48
if the organizing board requires singers to bring their copies of music they will perform, then the argument will surely be weaken

Also, if assumed that there are many companies publishing music, and out of 1200 singers playing music, only 12 music published by the executive's company was performed as part of the festival, and the remaining music performed at the festival was published by some other company

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3) Because of shortages in funding, the organizing committee of the choral festival required singers to purchase their own copies of the music performed at the festival.

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New post 10 May 2018, 07:13
Good question

C gives an alternate reasoning that not because of the devastation of the photocopier, it was because of the low budget there were only 12 copies.

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3) Because of shortages in funding, the organizing committee of the choral festival required singers to purchase their own copies of the music performed at the festival.

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New post 10 May 2018, 23:55
Structure of the argument :

Premise : Only 12 copies sold
Conclusion : Photocopier devastated publisher

The argument assumes that there are no other factors than the photocopiers that caused the low sales. Any answer choice giving a different factor will weaken this argument !

C gives that other factor !
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As an example of the devastation wrought on music publishers by the photocopier, one executive noted that for a recent choral festival with 1,200 singers, the festival’s organizing committee purchased only 12 copies of the music published by her company that was performed as part of the festival.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the support the example lends to the executive’s contention that music publishers have been devastated by the photocopier?


A. Only a third of the 1,200 singers were involved in performing the music published by the executive’s company.

B. Half of the singers at the festival had already heard the music they were to perform before they began to practice for the festival.

C. Because of shortages in funding, the organizing committee of the choral festival required singers to purchase their own copies of the music performed at the festival.

D. Each copy of music that was performed at the festival was shared by two singers.

E. As a result of the publicity generated by its performance at the festival, the type of music performed at the festival became more widely known.



Can someone please summarize the passage in their own words? This is because I do not really understand it and therefore find it difficult to understand why C is correct.
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