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

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30 May 2008, 18:26
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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 gamble.

D No police officer should ever gamble.

E Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

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30 May 2008, 19:11
bsd_lover 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

D No police officer should ever gamble.

E Many philosophers consider gambling to be immoral.

D for me!
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30 May 2008, 19:46
The answer choice C is missing the ending...

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30 May 2008, 20:39
D.

[S is G] [assumption: G is unacceptable for P] [S is unacceptable for P]
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30 May 2008, 21:04
I am going to gamble and bet on A, only because I think D is not logical.

In D, "should" is just an anonymous opinion, and should have no bearing on contrary opinions.

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31 May 2008, 07:05
bet on sports ---> gambling
NO police ------->bet on sports

Implies, No police = gambling.
D for me.

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31 May 2008, 15:56
OA - D. I have the full explanation but you guys seem to understand this CR stuff pretty well already

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01 Jun 2008, 05:24
i concur with gmatnub, A is very tempting! can someone tell why A can´t be the answer?

many thanks!!!

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01 Jun 2008, 06:12
domleon wrote:
i concur with gmatnub, A is very tempting! can someone tell why A can´t be the answer?

many thanks!!!

I guess the main problem with A is a word "many".

A) Gambling is illegal in many states and countries.

Because of "many", there is possibility for existence of a country or state, where gambling is legal.
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01 Jun 2008, 08:34
cheers mate - i got now!!

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01 Jun 2008, 11:33
D - this is a sufficient condition which makes the argument valid if true. Know the difference between Sufficient and Necessary Assumptions. Sufficient Assumptions guarantee the conclusion of an argument is properly inferred. The addition of a sufficient assumption to the premises guarantees the conclusion is valid. Also, sufficient assumptions tend to me stronger than what is required to prove the conclusion is true.

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30 Dec 2014, 20:29
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