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# Creating false marble is an art at which only those with a

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Creating false marble is an art at which only those with a [#permalink]

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Creating false marble is an art at which only those with a light hand can excel. Picasso, however, was a great artist, so while he did not have a light hand he could have excelled at creating false marble.
Which one of the following contains a logical error that most closely resembles the logical error contained in the passage?

(A) The police have determined that the murderer left his fingerprints on the knife. Iraâ€™s fingerprints do not match those on the knife, so we can eliminate him as a suspect.
(B) It is true that it is necessary to work hard in order to succeed. However, smith was governor of the state, so it was possible for him to succeed without working hard.
(C) Whenever I eat nuts of any kind I break out in hives. After eating the pie I did not break out, so I know it could not have been real pecan pie.
(D) If the inventory can be sold within the next few months the business can be saved. However, since a sale cannot be concluded quickly, the business will go under.
(E) Only the brave deserve the spoils. Major Wilson has distinguished himself several times for bravery, so surely he deserves the spoils.

What is the general approach to solve such problems??
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04 Aug 2006, 10:03
Any help on guru's question will be greatly appreciated. I too am looking for the same kind of feedback.

By the way is it B?
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04 Aug 2006, 10:12
ok what the heck - let me make an attempt to explain

Let's identify the logical flaw in the stem

For X to happen Y must be true.

X happened in a particular case even though Y was not true -

So what is the flaw - the second argument contradicts the first.

We need to determine a similar structure in the choices
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04 Aug 2006, 10:14
B it is.

My approac is to make teh relationships

Light Hand------> Good at creating false marble
Picasso is great and had NO Light Hand---------> Good at creating false marble
How this is possible??? This is a illogical argument.

A. This is a logical argument.
C. Talks about two different things (Nuts and pie). Eliminate
D. Logical
E. Logical
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04 Aug 2006, 15:14
Straight B. FWIW, there were some threads asking if these type of questions (CR analogy) are seen only on the LSAT exams and not on the GMAT. My MGMAT instructor did confirm that he has personally encountered CR analogies on the GMAT, though they are easier than the LSAT examples.
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04 Aug 2006, 16:55
I agree with B here... and this question out of all of this type seems on the easier side... I have seen some questions in Veritas material... their logic questions were mind boggling... and I remember the instructor told us that such questions occur only if you're doing very well... (another type is mimic the reasoning that is kind of tough)
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04 Aug 2006, 23:09
The answer is B. It sets up the same was as example in the passage.

Something special is required to accomplish a task (soft touch to paint marble v. work hard to succeed), but someone with special skill/experience (great artist v. governor) makes it possible for this individual to (paint marble/succeed) without the requirement.
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04 Aug 2006, 23:25
pelihu wrote:
The answer is B. It sets up the same was as example in the passage.

Something special is required to accomplish a task (soft touch to paint marble v. work hard to succeed), but someone with special skill/experience (great artist v. governor) makes it possible for this individual to (paint marble/succeed) without the requirement.

Correct.

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21 Aug 2006, 07:35
(B) When analysing this type of CR, look for an appropriate analogy (scope doesm`t matter). Just like with PS ratios, it might be better to write out X is to Y as Y is to X... and then follow through with the answer choices. Sometimes they are really cryptic and convoluted, other times they just jump right out at you.
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21 Aug 2006, 07:40
going with B...as explained by many others

D may come closer but B is correct
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23 Aug 2006, 04:54
Yup B...
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23 Aug 2006, 17:18
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23 Aug 2006, 17:59
B sets the same tone as the argument.
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23 Aug 2006, 18:51
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23 Aug 2006, 21:38
One thing in B that gave it away was that the "possibly" factor of the outcome discussed. Just like in the original passage, it stated that "he could have excelled at creating false marble". All other answers seem to be too definitive in their outcome predictions.

Hope that makes sense.

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jjhko
23 Aug 2006, 21:38
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