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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
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24 Oct 2005, 14:22
sushom101 wrote:
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 go for D.
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24 Oct 2005, 14:25
pls explain
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24 Oct 2005, 15:03
Why is C wrong?

As is clear from the argument:
Either Perryâ€™s faction or Tuckerâ€™s faction, but not both, will win control of the government.

Doesn't it exclude the possibility that noone wins?
If that is the case, C is must.
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24 Oct 2005, 18:09
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Why is C wrong?

As is clear from the argument:
Either Perryâ€™s faction or Tuckerâ€™s faction, but not both, will win control of the government.

Doesn't it exclude the possibility that noone wins?
If that is the case, C is must.

duttsit

Which ever party wins nation will suffer either econ. or mil. for sure. Perry's faction is ceratin to cause economic downfall but there can be miltary downfall also for some other reason. If we take your reasoning we should have picked B, which I did earlier.
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25 Oct 2005, 00:01
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Which ever party wins nation will suffer either econ. or mil. for sure. Perry's faction is ceratin to cause economic downfall but there can be miltary downfall also for some other reason. If we take your reasoning we should have picked B, which I did earlier.

Good point. Thanks. Now I see why D is correct or rather why C is wrong.
Well, B seems wrong as well.

Perry's faction win -> suffer economically
this does not necessarily says:
suffer economically -> Perry's faction win

there might be some other reasons.
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25 Oct 2005, 02:21
I pick D!
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25 Oct 2005, 09:20
OA is D
25 Oct 2005, 09:20
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