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Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that

(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question
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New post 04 Jun 2011, 08:45
C for me...
If you observe closely, Joe's reply has a marked contrast to Bill's... Joe says that he disagrees with the proposal... He goes on to say that private homes are as important as apartments are... This is the key...

Only C conveys this info...

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New post 04 Jun 2011, 08:55
Sorry but I still don't understand the key to solve this question.
Bill says that he thinks that every apartment in the city should be requierd by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe says that he disagree what means that he doesn't think as Bill does = apartment shouldn't be required by law to be equipped with smoke detectors...
What am I missing?
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Sorry but I still don't understand the key to solve this question.
Bill says that he thinks that every apartment in the city should be requierd by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe says that he disagree what means that he doesn't think as Bill does = apartment shouldn't be required by law to be equipped with smoke detectors...
What am I missing?
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Joe questioned why only apartments? why not both private houses and apartments.
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Bill: Smoke-detecting fire alarms can save lives. I believe that every apartment in this city should be required by law to be equipped with a smoke detector.
Joe: I disagree with your proposal. Smoke detectors are just as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.

From this exchange, it can be inferred that Joe has interpreted Bill’s statement to mean that

(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments
(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors
(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors
(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments
(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question

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New post 09 Sep 2011, 06:06
i would go with C.
wats the OA?
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New post 09 Sep 2011, 14:49
I picked C.

Joe tries to equal houses with apartments because he understood that Bill only considered apartments.

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New post 09 Sep 2011, 21:44
I will go with C here.

Joe's argument is flawed as it mis-interprets Bill's statement to mean that only apartments should be fitted with smoke detectors.

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My choice is C as well.

Eliminate D since there is no mention of risk in the premises.

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Can someone explain why C is answer?
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New post 13 Sep 2015, 11:49
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Can someone explain why C is answer?


Bill: Every apartment in the city should be required by law to be equipped with Smoke-detecting fire alarms.

Joe: Smoke detectors are as important for safety in private houses as they are in apartment.



(A) the city should be responsible for providing smoke detectors for apartments - Irrelevant.

(B) residences outside the city should not be equipped with smoke detectors - Out of scope.

(C) only apartments should be equipped with smoke detectors - Restates Joe's statement in different words.

(D) the risk of fire is not as great in private houses as it is in apartments- Out of scope.

(E) the rate of death by fire is unusually high in the city in question- Out of scope.



(C) paraphrases the word presented in the stimulus in different words , hence this is the correct answer ( As per Power Score CR Bible )


Hence , IMHO (C)
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