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Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both, [#permalink]
08 Dec 2004, 07:49
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Either Perryâ€™s faction or Tuckerâ€™s faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perryâ€™s faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tuckerâ€™s faction wins, the nation will suffer militarily.
Given the statements in the passage, which one of the following statements must be true?
(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily.
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perryâ€™s faction has won control of the government.
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both.
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tuckerâ€™s faction has won control of the government.
(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perryâ€™s faction nor Tuckerâ€™s has won control of the government.
I will go with â€˜Dâ€™
Statement 1: Either Pâ€™s faction or Tâ€™s faction will win.
Statement 2: If Pâ€™ faction wins => nation will suffer economically.
Statement 3: If Tâ€™ faction wins => nation will suffer militarily.
A â€“ False, because one of the them has to win and when one of them wins the nation will either suffer economically or militarily.
B â€“ Not necessarily true, Statement 3 does not mention this
C â€“ False, both can happen
E â€“ False. From Statement 1