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# Editorial: It is clear that if this country s universities

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Editorial: It is clear that if this countryâ€™s universities were living up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities, the best-selling publications in most university bookstores would not be frivolous ones like TV Today and Gossip Review. However, in most university bookstores the only publication that sells better than Gossip Review is TV Today.

If the statements in the editorial are true, which one of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

(A) People who purchase publications that are devoted primarily to gossip or to television programming are intellectually irresponsible.
(B) It is irresponsible for university bookstores to carry publications such as Gossip Review and TV Today.
(C) Most people who purchase publications at university bookstores purchase either TV Today or Gossip Review.
(D) Many people who attend this countryâ€™s universities fail to live up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities.
(E) At least some of this countryâ€™s universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both.
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30 May 2005, 12:50
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C)...will explain if correct
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30 May 2005, 15:08
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E.

1. The best-selling publications in most university bookstores are either TV Today or Gossip Review.
2. In most of the university bookstores, the most selling publication is TV Today and then Gossip Review.

So, it leads that at least some of this countryâ€™s universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both.
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30 May 2005, 15:15
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I think its E.
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30 May 2005, 21:48
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(A) People who purchase publications that are devoted primarily to gossip or to television programming are intellectually irresponsible.
- We do not know if people are irresponsible if they purchase the publications. The argument does not mention that.

(B) It is irresponsible for university bookstores to carry publications such as Gossip Review and TV Today.
- It is not only irresponsible, but morally wrong, if the passage carries truth.

(C) Most people who purchase publications at university bookstores purchase either TV Today or Gossip Review.

(D) Many people who attend this countryâ€™s universities fail to live up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities.
- Can't say that for sure based on the passage

(E) At least some of this countryâ€™s universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both.
- Again, we can't be sure of that. We only know from the passage that the universities are not living up to their moral AND intellectual responsibilities. We are not told if ther are some that fail to live up only to one particular responsibility.

C for me.
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31 May 2005, 08:13
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Between C and E, i would go for E

If E is false then the author would not have made the point.

C also seems to be correct but when compared to E, however it is weak when compared to E
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31 May 2005, 08:27
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I believe C is wrong because the students can purchase a greater number of items other than TV Today and Gossip Review. But since the student's purchases are spread out over many different items, the two moral irresponibile items can claim the best seller spot without claiming the majority of the total money spent in the bookstore.
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31 May 2005, 09:37
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I will go with C.
The passage mentions most universities not living up to their moral responsbilities whereas E mentions only some universities not meeting their moral responsibilities, so E can be eliminated
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31 May 2005, 09:44
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Would go for E
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02 Jun 2005, 06:57
The OA is E.
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Re: CR: Responsibilities of Universities [#permalink]

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WinWinMBA wrote:
Editorial: It is clear that if this countryâ€™s universities were living up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities, the best-selling publications in most university bookstores would not be frivolous ones like TV Today and Gossip Review. However, in most university bookstores the only publication that sells better than Gossip Review is TV Today.

If the statements in the editorial are true, which one of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

(A) People who purchase publications that are devoted primarily to gossip or to television programming are intellectually irresponsible.
(B) It is irresponsible for university bookstores to carry publications such as Gossip Review and TV Today.
(C) Most people who purchase publications at university bookstores purchase either TV Today or Gossip Review.
(D) Many people who attend this countryâ€™s universities fail to live up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities.
(E) At least some of this countryâ€™s universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both.

I went for C initially. After some more thought, E arose as better than C. I think one can easily arrive at E by using the equivalence between ~Q => ~P and P =>Q. The stem goes more or less like:

If (LM AND LI) => ~F. However, F.
Which statement must be true?
(using the equivalence given above):
~(LM AND LI) = ~LM OR ~LI = some of this countryÂ´s unis are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both = E!

Any CR guru to comment on this question?
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15 Jan 2007, 19:50
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I intially thought C, but after the OA, and on review of C, I think the problem comes into play where it says most people purchase either TV today or gossip review, BUT

we dont really know this, what if people purchased both of them? not just one or the other?
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Re: CR: Responsibilities of Universities [#permalink]

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23 Mar 2008, 07:40
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Bump....

Any ideas....I still dont understand how to arrive at the answer ???
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Re: CR: Responsibilities of Universities [#permalink]

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23 Mar 2008, 09:07
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E

Editorial: It is clear that if this countryâ€™s universities were living up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities, the best-selling publications in most university bookstores would not be frivolous ones like TV Today and Gossip Review. However, in most university bookstores the only publication that sells better than Gossip Review is TV Today.

If the statements in the editorial are true, which one of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

(A) People who purchase publications that are devoted primarily to gossip or to television programming are intellectually irresponsible. - they may be morally irresponsible but intellectually responsible. Moreover, the argument is only about universities.

(B) It is irresponsible for university bookstores to carry publications such as Gossip Review and TV Today. - the argument is not about responsibilities of the bookstores

(C) Most people who purchase publications at university bookstores purchase either TV Today or Gossip Review. - TV Today and Gossip Review may represent, for example, only 3% of all purchases and be the most popular, when there are many other publications with ~1% popularity.

(D) Many people who attend this countryâ€™s universities fail to live up to both their moral and their intellectual responsibilities. - many people may fail to live up to either their moral or their intellectual responsibilities

(E) At least some of this countryâ€™s universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both. - There are some of the universities, where TV Today is the best-selling publication and, therefore, these universities are not meeting their moral responsibilities or their intellectual responsibilities or both
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26 Mar 2008, 13:27
My explanation why C is incorrect is to take an example that out of 100 books sold at the university, 70 were TV & gossip and 30 were intellectual material. Now what if 1 person bought all the 70 gossip & tv while 30 different inviduals bought the intellectual material. That means most buyers are the opposite of irresponsible.
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