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# CR-Bank Executives, BF

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Oh you guys are going to love this. I suck at BF CR big time, I wasted 3 min on this and still didn't get it right But I'm sure you guys will figure it out.

Since it has become known that several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in
their own bank, the bankâ€™s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bankâ€™s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the companyâ€™s health.
In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of thereasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.
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06 Nov 2006, 06:33
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Oh you guys are going to love this. I suck at BF CR big time, I wasted 3 min on this and still didn't get it right But I'm sure you guys will figure it out.

Since it has become known that several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in
their own bank, the bankâ€™s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bankâ€™s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the companyâ€™s health.
In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of thereasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.

I had to choose between B and D.

The evidence does not support the second boldface statement. I am assuming evidence as "several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in their own bank." Hence, I think B can't be the answer.

D looks appropriate. First bold face statement is an intermediate conclusion. The second statement is the final conclusion. Because the argument finally concludes in a negative tone saying that "they are over optimistic."
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06 Nov 2006, 09:57
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uvs_mba wrote:
Oh you guys are going to love this. I suck at BF CR big time, I wasted 3 min on this and still didn't get it right But I'm sure you guys will figure it out.

Since it has become known that several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in
their own bank, the bankâ€™s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bankâ€™s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the companyâ€™s health.
In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of thereasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.

I had to choose between B and D.

The evidence does not support the second boldface statement. I am assuming evidence as "several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in their own bank." Hence, I think B can't be the answer.

D looks appropriate. First bold face statement is an intermediate conclusion. The second statement is the final conclusion. Because the argument finally concludes in a negative tone saying that "they are over optimistic."

second part might doesn't sound like conclusion.

So I will go for C.
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06 Nov 2006, 10:15
Since it has become known that several of a bankâ€™s top executives have been buying shares in
their own bank, the bankâ€™s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bankâ€™s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the companyâ€™s health.
In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of thereasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.

I would go with D. Whats the OA?
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06 Nov 2006, 11:15
Between A and C..since second one is certainly trying to negate the first reasoning..

I will pick up A since I am Uncomfortable with and don't understand 'intermediate conclusion' in C.
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06 Nov 2006, 11:35
D from me, more so bcoz 2nd statement definitely sounds like the main conclusion of the argument.
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06 Nov 2006, 17:01
Booo, everyone is wrong! Actually I chose D too.

The OA is E, how even i don't know
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06 Nov 2006, 18:37
uvs_mba wrote:
Booo, everyone is wrong! Actually I chose D too.

The OA is E, how even i don't know

I find it difficult accept E as the answer.

First BF statement is not really supporting second BF statement.
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06 Nov 2006, 19:15
uvs_mba wrote:
Booo, everyone is wrong! Actually I chose D too.

The OA is E, how even i don't know

Don't get that frustrated, OA is D.

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06 Nov 2006, 22:42
Oh thanks, I guess my source is faulty, need to correct it. Thanks coz I kept on scratching my head and was like looks like I'm never gonna get a hang of this BF CR and was upset

But thanks
06 Nov 2006, 22:42
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