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# Computers that can be identified and traced are of no use to

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04 Jan 2005, 15:10
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Computers that can be identified and traced are of no use to thieves. So Maguda Inc. has instituted a plan to reduce theft by etching the serial number of each computer both on the frame of the monitor and on the face of the hard drive where it will be impossible to overlook.
Maguda Inc.â€™s plan assumes that

a) thieves do not steal computers that are of no value to them
b) Maguda Inc.â€™s competitors also plan to etch serial numbers on their computers
c) thieves are more inclined to steal computers than any other type of office equipment
d) etching the serial number on the computer has no effect on the performance of the computer
e) imposing stiffer jail sentences for thieves would not decrease the number of computers stolen

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04 Jan 2005, 17:01
Got to be (A) by POE even it is not "best".

a) thieves do not steal computers that are of no value to them
Negation: thieves DO steal computers that are of no value to them
--> thieves will steal something else beside harddrives & monitors

b) Maguda Inc.â€™s competitors also plan to etch serial numbers on their computers

c) thieves are more inclined to steal computers than any other type of office equipment
Talked nothing about other type of office equipment

d) etching the serial number on the computer has no effect on the performance of the computer
Again, talked nothing about performance of the computer

e) imposing stiffer jail sentences for thieves would not decrease the number of computers stolen

POE led to (A)

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04 Jan 2005, 17:47
OA is A

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12 Mar 2012, 02:08
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POE helps good in this question

A is the only options which support the conclusion.

So ans is A

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15 Mar 2012, 03:44
My pick A rest are irrelevant
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06 Oct 2013, 02:17
can someone please explain me how to negate the assumption here, and why D is incorrect?

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