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Folks, I am facing problems in solving this kinda CR. Though I got this correct it took 4+ mins to solve. If you know a nice and organized way to solve this kind of CR please share with us. Thanks ...

9. Since anyone who supports the new tax plan has no chance of being elected, and anyone who truly understands economics would not support the tax plan, only someone who truly understands economics would have any chance of being elected.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument ignores the possibility that some people who

(A) truly understand economics do not support the tax plan

(B) truly understand economics have no chance of being elected

(C) do not support the tax plan have no chance of being elected

(D) do not support the tax plan do not truly understand economics

(E) have no chance of being elected do not truly understand economics
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30 Aug 2004, 04:17

Reasons :
1. Anyone who doesnt support the tax plan.
2. Anyone who know economics.

These two options leave us with the third option that some people may not support the tax plan and may not know economics. had it been that the 'only those who know economics will not support the tax plan', then the conclusion derived is true, since it is not the case, we see a section who do not understand economics and who dont support the tax plan.
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30 Aug 2004, 07:51
Well I will go with D as well.

Someone who truly understands economics and does not support the tax plan can be elected. What are the chances when one does not truly understand economics and does not support the tax plan.

I think the key in this kind of question is to work on the evidence and use it to relate to the conclusion without changing it. The evidence here is righlty described by Krish. First choice has the repeated stuff and all the other choice, except D has the "getting elected".

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30 Aug 2004, 07:58
I would go for D too.

It is possible that someone who doesnt understand economics and will not support the tax plan will be have an chance of being elected.

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01 Sep 2004, 00:14
OA is D
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01 Sep 2004, 00:22
(D). The question is asking for a flaw in some assumption. Here, the author assumes the following:

- Support tax plan -> no chance
- Do not support tax plan -> understand economics
- Understand economics -> Have a chance.

Now we look at the options:
(A) truly understand economics do not support the tax plan
- It's stated in the passage and does not challenge a flaw

(B) truly understand economics have no chance of being elected
- While this might be true, but it has not related this back to the assumption that if one truly understand economics, one wil reject the tax plan

(C) do not support the tax plan have no chance of being elected
- Once again, a little lopsided in that it does not touch on the understanding of the economics and how they all tie in

(D) do not support the tax plan do not truly understand economics
- Here it touches on the flaw. There are people who don't understand economics and don't support the tax plan.

(E) have no chance of being elected do not truly understand economics
- Nothing about the support of the tax plan.
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01 Sep 2004, 02:57
1 min & D. NIce explanation Bhai
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01 Sep 2004, 05:21
Can some one throw more light on ruling out option B.

Secondly in questions like these what will be the conclusion.

Thanks
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02 Sep 2004, 03:26
dushver wrote:
Can some one throw more light on ruling out option B.

Secondly in questions like these what will be the conclusion.

Thanks

B is something we must accept so there's no way to attack it. See, if you choose B, then you attack the premise of the question not the conclusion.
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