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Carl is clearly an incompetent detective. He has solved a smaller percentage of the cases assigned to him in the last 3 years—only 1 out of 25—than any other detective on the police force. Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Because the police chief regards Carl as the most capable detective, she assigns him only the most difficult cases, ones that others have failed to solve.

B. Before he became a detective, Carl was a neighborhood police officer and was highly respected by the residents of the neighborhood he patrolled.

C. Detectives on the police force on which Carl serves are provided with extensive resources, including the use of a large computer database, to help them solve crimes.

D. Carl was previously a detective in a police department in another city, and in the 4 years he spent there, he solved only 1 out of 30 crimes.

E. Many of the officers in the police department in which Carl serves were hired or promoted within the last 5 years

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Carl is clearly an incompetent detective. He has solved a smaller percentage of the cases assigned to him in the last 3 years—only 1 out of 25—than any other detective on the police force. Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Because the police chief regards Carl as the most capable detective, she assigns him only the most difficult cases, ones that others have failed to solve.
B. Before he became a detective, Carl was a neighborhood police officer and was highly respected by the residents of the neighborhood he patrolled.
C. Detectives on the police force on which Carl serves are provided with extensive resources, including the use of a large computer database, to help them solve crimes.
D. Carl was previously a detective in a police department in another city, and in the 4 years he spent there, he solved only 1 out of 30 crimes.
E. Many of the officers in the police department in which Carl serves were hired or promoted within the last 5 years


My pre thinking was : may be carl was handling most difficult cases .

A matched with that ...
B--nothing about solving cases
C-again out of scope
D-kind of weaken
E-out of scope
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nightblade354 wrote:
Carl is clearly an incompetent detective. He has solved a smaller percentage of the cases assigned to him in the last 3 years—only 1 out of 25—than any other detective on the police force. Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. Because the police chief regards Carl as the most capable detective, she assigns him only the most difficult cases, ones that others have failed to solve.
B. Before he became a detective, Carl was a neighborhood police officer and was highly respected by the residents of the neighborhood he patrolled.
C. Detectives on the police force on which Carl serves are provided with extensive resources, including the use of a large computer database, to help them solve crimes.
D. Carl was previously a detective in a police department in another city, and in the 4 years he spent there, he solved only 1 out of 30 crimes.
E. Many of the officers in the police department in which Carl serves were hired or promoted within the last 5 years



If Carl has been assigned the most difficult cases, clearly he is very capable as others have not been able to solve these cases. +1 for A
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