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Children who are educated at Evans High School tend to do better

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Children who are educated at Evans High School tend to do better than children who are educated at Gilbert T. Sloan High School. Since Samuel achieved higher grades than any of his classmates in his first year at the university, he was probably educated at Evans.

Which one of the following most closely parallels the flawed reasoning in the argument above?

    A. Quarter Horses are usually taller than Appaloosas. Since Dandy Jim Zip is taller than the other horses in the competition, he must be a Quarter Horse.

    B. When people make more money, they generally are able to accumulate more wealth.

    C. When children practice piano scales for half an hour each day, they usually do extremely well at recitals. Since Hannah practices scales for less than a half an hour a day, she will have difficulty doing well at her recital.

    D. When children have parents who participate in their education, the children generally do better in school. Therefore, if parents want to help their children do better in school, they should participate in their children’s education.

    E. When children study math from an early age, they tend to do better in math in adulthood. Therefore, if you want to do better in math as an adult, you should study more as a child.

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Prethinking : The passage starts with comparison of two entities in a particular aspect. Then the passage brings some outside information and links it to the better entity of the initial comparison.

A. Quarter Horses are usually taller than Appaloosas. Since Dandy Jim Zip is taller than the other horses in the competition, he must be a Quarter Horse.

This option compares horses. The later part brings some other information and links it to the better entity from the first line.

B. When people make more money, they generally are able to accumulate more wealth.

There is no comparison in this option. INCORRECT

C. When children practice piano scales for half an hour each day, they usually do extremely well at recitals. Since Hannah practices scales for less than a half an hour a day, she will have difficulty doing well at her recital.

There is no comparison in this option. INCORRECT

D. When children have parents who participate in their education, the children generally do better in school. Therefore, if parents want to help their children do better in school, they should participate in their children’s education.

There is no comparison in this option. INCORRECT

E. When children study math from an early age, they tend to do better in math in adulthood. Therefore, if you want to do better in math as an adult, you should study more as a child.

There is no comparison in this option. INCORRECT

Hence option A
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Children who are educated at Evans High School tend to do better than children who are educated at Gilbert T. Sloan High School. Since Samuel achieved higher grades than any of his classmates in his first year at the university, he was probably educated at Evans.

The argument states a relationship:
E(children who are educated at Evans High School) > G(children who are educated at Gilbert T. Sloan High School)
It Then applies this relationship ,that if Samuel is better then he must be from Evans, while ignoring other possible causes.

Thus, we look for an answer choice relationship and similar flaws.


Which one of the following most closely parallels the flawed reasoning in the argument above?

    A. Quarter Horses are usually taller than Appaloosas. Since Dandy Jim Zip is taller than the other horses in the competition, he must be a Quarter Horse.
    Contender. Keep it.

    B. When people make more money, they generally are able to accumulate more wealth.
    Straightforward relation. Loose it.

    C. When children practice piano scales for half an hour each day, they usually do extremely well at recitals. Since Hannah practices scales for less than a half an hour a day, she will have difficulty doing well at her recital.
    Applies the relationship the correct way, while we also want similar flaws. Loose it.

    D. When children have parents who participate in their education, the children generally do better in school. Therefore, if parents want to help their children do better in school, they should participate in their children’s education.
    Similar to C. Loose it.

    E. When children study math from an early age, they tend to do better in math in adulthood. Therefore, if you want to do better in math as an adult, you should study more as a child.
    Similar to C. Loose it.

Hence, the Answer is A.
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Originally posted by GmatDaddy on 02 Aug 2018, 22:38.
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Hence, the Answer is C.


Do you mean option A ?
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GmatDaddy wrote:
Hence, the Answer is C.


Do you mean option A ?

Ohh..Sorry. My bad. Was in hurry.
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