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New post 19 Jan 2018, 11:28
Can the negation technique applied to every assumption question? Also can we eliminate options if negation technique doesn't fit the bill
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Hi yashmehta27101995

This post should help you with understanding about the various ways of dealing with
an assumption question : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatclub-ver ... l#p1125894

Alternatively, you could read this wonderful article by egmat
https://gmatclub.com/forum/article-what ... 38510.html

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yashmehta27101995 wrote:
Can the negation technique applied to every assumption question? Also can we eliminate options if negation technique doesn't fit the bill


Yes, the negation technique will always give you the right answer. The GMAT says that an assumption is always something that's critically necessary to an argument - think about an assumption as the engine of a car. If you remove the engine (by negating the assumption), there's no possible way to drive the car to its destination.

On the other hand, if you negate an answer choice and there's still some possible way for the argument to draw its conclusion logically, then it wasn't really an assumption.

That's part of the definition of what an assumption is, so there's no way for it to not work. That said, sometimes it's hard to apply the negation test. Sometimes it isn't obvious how to negate an answer choice, especially one that already has one or more negative words in it. And sometimes it takes a lot of time to apply it. Generally, I'd recommend getting down to 2-3 answer choices before using it, rather than using it on every answer choice from the start.
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New post 23 Jan 2018, 09:10
Assumption questions can be double-checked by negating answer choices. To save time though, do not negate every answer choice. Instead, use negation to decide between contenders or to confirm that the answer you have chosen is correct.
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