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Bethany: The unavailability of adequate clean water is a serious issue

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Bethany: The unavailability of adequate clean water is a serious issue for the villagers. This leads to the spread of various chronic diseases. The government must take immediate measures to address this issue.

Camilia: I disagree. Sanitation is a bigger problem in the village, causing more serious health conditions. The government’s priority must be to improve the sanitation in the village.

Which of the following suggests the fundamental flaw in Camilia’s reasoning?

A- She fails to back her claims with relevant data.

B- She assumes that Bethany is not in favor of government measures for improving sanitation conditions in the village.

C- In her attempt to propose a progressive step, she counters another progressive step.

D- She assumes that the sanitation problem is not linked with the lack of adequate clean water for the villagers.

E- She assumes that solving the sanitation problem in the village will automatically solve the issue of the unavailability of adequate clean water.

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I too marked 'D'.

rohan2345 can you please provide the reasoning for choice 'C'.
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I too marked 'D'.

rohan2345 can you please provide the reasoning for choice 'C'.


Hi Sarjaria84,

Here is the official explanation for this question.

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The main problem with Camilia’s argument is the “I disagree” part; while she may believe that sanitation is a bigger issue (and it may actually be so), her disagreement for a solution to another problem is where the fundamental flaw in her reasoning lies.

A- While lack of data is a shortcoming in Camilia’s argument, it cannot be called ‘fundamental flaw’ in her reasoning.

B- There is no evidence of this in the reasoning; an amateurish answer choice.

C- Correct. As suggested above, this addresses the fundamental flaw in Camilia’s reasoning.

D- While this qualifies as a fair ‘assumption’ in Camilia’s argument, this doesn’t qualify as the ‘fundamental flaw’ in her reasoning

E- Not a good reasoning. Incorrect.

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I think D is not accepted as right answer because the argument does not derive that Camilia thinks that clean water is not related to Sanitation, yet she might still propose her sanitation project over clean water. If we negate D, Camilia assumes that sanitation is linked to clean water, her proposal still stays strong as we do not now what type of sanitation is being discussed (it could be placing new seawage piping) thus not causing flaw in her reasoning.
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