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Authors writing detective stories frequently include a brilliant detective and an incompetent investigator who embark on separate paths in an attempt to solve a crime. The separate accounts frequently consist of the incompetent investigator becoming distracted by the criminals' well-planned attempts and the competent detective solving the case after a violent confrontation. Many literary analysts believe authors often choose this storyline in an attempt to provide readers additional complexity and challenge in solving the investigation.
Which of the following most logically follows from the statements above?

A) A well-written detective story consists of an investigation being undertaken by a competent and incompetent investigator.
B) Some authors use an incompetent investigator to show the complexities of an investigation.
C) Authors never write stories with incompetent investigators who solve a case correctly.
D) Authors can use the separate investigative accounts to make predicting the correct outcome of the investigation more difficult.
E) Authors write stories with competent and incompetent investigators to show the complexity of real life.
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Authors writing detective stories frequently include a brilliant detective and an incompetent investigator who embark on separate paths in an attempt to solve a crime. The separate accounts frequently consist of the incompetent investigator becoming distracted by the criminals' well-planned attempts and the competent detective solving the case after a violent confrontation. Many literary analysts believe authors often choose this storyline in an attempt to provide readers additional complexity and challenge in solving the investigation.
Which of the following most logically follows from the statements above?

A) A well-written detective story consists of an investigation being undertaken by a competent and incompetent investigator.
B) Some authors use an incompetent investigator to show the complexities of an investigation.
C) Authors never write stories with incompetent investigators who solve a case correctly.
D) Authors can use the separate investigative accounts to make predicting the correct outcome of the investigation more difficult.
E) Authors write stories with competent and incompetent investigators to show the complexity of real life.

This is an inference question. Let's evaluate each of the given options:
A) A well-written detective story consists of an investigation being undertaken by a competent and incompetent investigator. Clearly this does not follow from the paragraph. As per belief of literary analysts authors use this storyline in an attempt to provide readers additional complexity and challenge in solving the investigation, this additional complexity and challenge may not necessarily make a story well-written. Even if it does, it does not mean that all well-written detective stories should have the similar storyline.
B) Some authors use an incompetent investigator to show the complexities of an investigation. - Here, the main word is "show". If this word is replaced by "increase", the statement can be inferred since the presence of both competent and incompetent investigators are used to add additional complexity. The purpose of using an incompetent investigator is, therefore, to increase or add complexity, rather than to 'show' complexity.
C) Authors never write stories with incompetent investigators who solve a case correctly. - As per the 2nd line of the passage, "The separate accounts frequently consist of the..." The word frequently is used here, not always. So, there could be stories in which incompetent investigator may solve the case correctly.
D) Authors can use the separate investigative accounts to make predicting the correct outcome of the investigation more difficult. - It's given in the passage that separate investigative account are added to provide complexity and challenge to the reader, in solving the investigation. It's obvious that additional complexity and challenge will make it more difficult to predict the correct outcome. Thus, the use of separate investigative accounts makes predicting the correct outcome more difficult. Therefore, this option is correct.
E) Authors write stories with competent and incompetent investigators to show the complexity of real life. - Off track. Complexities of real life is not being talked about here.
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