Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 20:55

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# CR- Similar Reasoning

Author Message
CEO
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2562
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 453 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2007, 00:44
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Anyone who fails to answer a patients questions cannot be a competent physician. That is why I feel confident about my physicians competence: she carefully answers every one of my questions, no matter how trivial.
Which one of the following most closely parallels the flawed reasoning in the argument above?

A. Anyone who grows up in a large family is accustomed to making compromises. Meredith is accustomed to making compromises, so she might have grown up in a large family.

B. Anyone who is not in favor of this proposal is ill informed on the issue. Jeanne opposes the proposal, so she is ill informed on the issue.

C. No one who likes music misses a performance of the symphony. Paul likes music, yet last week he missed a performance of the symphony.

D. Anyone who works two or more jobs is unable to find a balance between professional and personal life. Maggie has only one job, so she can find a balance between her professional and personal life.

E. No one who is hot-tempered and strong-willed will succeed in this business. Jeremy is strong-willed, so he will not succeed in this business.
Manager
Joined: 22 Oct 2007
Posts: 119
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2007, 01:10
The flaw in logical terms can be stated as:

(not) a implies (not) b
where a is "Answering patients' questions"
and b is "being a competent physician"

The author concludes that:
given a (is true) implies b (is true). which is a wrong conclusion.

the correct conclusion if (not) a implies (not) b is b implies a
i.e. a competent physician must be capable of answering patients' queries.

The above mentioned flaw is ||ed in D.

In D:
a is "having single job" and b is "balancing pro and personal life"
and it is (wrongly) concluded that:
one job (a) implies balanced personal and pro life (b)

What say others?
CEO
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2562
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 453 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2007, 01:16
The flaw in logical terms can be stated as:

(not) a implies (not) b
where a is "Answering patients' questions"
and b is "being a competent physician"

The author concludes that:
given a (is true) implies b (is true). which is a wrong conclusion.

the correct conclusion if (not) a implies (not) b is b implies a
i.e. a competent physician must be capable of answering patients' queries.

The above mentioned flaw is ||ed in D.

In D:
a is "having single job" and b is "balancing pro and personal life"
and it is (wrongly) concluded that:
one job (a) implies balanced personal and pro life (b)

What say others?

Thanks. For some reason I forgot that I am trying to find a flaw here. I chose B b/c it looked similar. Was btwn B and D and just went B. I now see why D is correct.
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 277
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 207 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

18 Dec 2007, 08:39
_________________

Trying hard to achieve something unachievable now....

18 Dec 2007, 08:39
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Whether conditional reasoning in any type of CR Ques, like 1 11 May 2011, 00:13
Does the GMAT CR have conditional reasoning as described in 2 04 May 2010, 03:12
Similar Reasoning. 1 15 May 2009, 16:02
Similar Reasoning. 7 29 Oct 2009, 10:39
6 OG10- CR Flaw in reasoning 3 04 Mar 2008, 16:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by