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# Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a

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Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a form of gambling. Therefore, no police officer should ever bet on sports.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the conclusion that no police officer should ever bet on sports?
a) Gambling is illegal in many states and countries.
b)Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals.
c)People who bet on sports sometimes can ill afford to lose the amounts they wager.
d)No police officer should ever gamble.
e)Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

can please some explain this, i got E,? i will post the OA later on.
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19 Nov 2011, 19:44
manalq8 wrote:
Betting on sports, even for small stakes among friends, is a form of gambling. Therefore, no police officer should ever bet on sports.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the conclusion that no police officer should ever bet on sports?
a) Gambling is illegal in many states and countries.
b)Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals.
c)People who bet on sports sometimes can ill afford to lose the amounts they wager.
d)No police officer should ever gamble.
e)Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

can please some explain this, i got E,? i will post the OA later on.
thanks

(a)-It says gambling is illegal in many states and countries but it did not say every state and/or country. It could be (a) because of the illegality (unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules ) of gambling.
(b)-It does not say all people that bet on sports are convicted criminals.
(c)- I do not see how not being able to afford to lose your wager would be a reason for police officers not to bet on sports. If you are betting on sports then you risk losing your money.
(d)-I think this answer is correct because the conclusion states no police should ever bet on sports. And the answer for (d) says no police officer should gamble. It did not say you should not gamble just on sports but it said no gambling.[/b]
(e)-I would not chose (e) because it does not matter what philosophers say. Gambling could be morally wrong but it would not support the argument that police officers should not bet on sports.

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20 Nov 2011, 00:10
IMO D, only D connect the gap between the gamble with police official and betting on sports. Choice E is partly out of scope. D is the best answer choice among all slightly strengthen ones.
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20 Nov 2011, 04:14
+1 for D .
But this on seems like an assumption question.

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20 Nov 2011, 12:50
+1 D
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20 Nov 2011, 14:28
I picked A...because if gambling is illegal in some states then no cops should engage in gambling

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20 Nov 2011, 15:19
thanks folks for the great explanation, OA is D.
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20 Nov 2011, 19:25
it's D isn't it?

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04 Dec 2011, 05:24
+1 for D...straight one

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26 Jun 2012, 08:11
I guess this is an example of a GMAT critical reasoning type in which the OA is so obvious you think the GMAT is fooling you.
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18 Jun 2013, 11:58
whats wrong with "B"
is option "B" wrong because "Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals"
:- some people bet on sports are convict criminal and some are not..
so police officer can fall in later part of "some" and can bet on sports"

guys is these reasoning correct enough to eliminate option "B

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19 Jun 2013, 22:02
I picked A...because if gambling is illegal in some states then no cops should engage in gambling

Hello friend, if gambling is illegal then nobody should do it.. it doesn't answer why police in particular

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20 Jun 2013, 03:59
WarriorGmat wrote:
whats wrong with "B"
is option "B" wrong because "Some people who bet on sports are convicted criminals"
:- some people bet on sports are convict criminal and some are not..
so police officer can fall in later part of "some" and can bet on sports"

guys is these reasoning correct enough to eliminate option "B

Hi Warrior -

B is simply irrelevant - everyone of the 'some' could be convicted for (say) GTA, soomething totally unrelated to the question.

You need evidence why Police Officers should not bet on sports - that is in D
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