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# Either Perry s faction or Tucker s faction, but not both,

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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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28 Apr 2006, 08:47
I believe it is C
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29 Apr 2006, 05:08
Between C and D, C sounds a bit extreme with "certain that both will not occur."

I`ll take (D) because the phrasing is much more flexible and cautious.
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29 Apr 2006, 07:03
Agree with MATT, should be D.

P1: Either P or T will win
P2: If P wins nation will suffer Econimically(E). Don't know if it will suffer Militarily(M)
P3: If T wins nation will suffer Militarily(M). Don't know if it will suffer Economically(E)

(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily. ==> From P1, One of the results has to occur. So OUT
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perryâ€™s faction has won control of the government. ==> There could be other reasons for nations Economic suffering, not necessarily P.
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both. ==> First part is true, but second part may or may not be true
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tuckerâ€™s faction has won control of the government. ==> CORRECT!
(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. ==> Goes beyond what is stated in P1,P2 or P3
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29 Apr 2006, 07:44
great explanation, Matt and Giddi!!

And Giddi, thank you for the CR link, it especially works in this question
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29 Apr 2006, 19:57
giddi77 wrote:
Agree with MATT, should be D.

P1: Either P or T will win
P2: If P wins nation will suffer Econimically(E). Don't know if it will suffer Militarily(M)
P3: If T wins nation will suffer Militarily(M). Don't know if it will suffer Economically(E)

(A) It is possible, but not certain, that the nation will neither suffer economically nor suffer militarily. ==> From P1, One of the results has to occur. So OUT
(B) If the nation suffers economically, it is certain that Perryâ€™s faction has won control of the government. ==> There could be other reasons for nations Economic suffering, not necessarily P.
(C) It is certain that the nation will suffer either economically or militarily, and also certain that it will not suffer both. ==> First part is true, but second part may or may not be true
(D) If the nation suffers militarily, it is possible, but not certain, that Tuckerâ€™s faction has won control of the government. ==> CORRECT!
(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. ==> Goes beyond what is stated in P1,P2 or P3

awsome!

reminds me: If P then Q, If not P then may or may not Q, If not Q then not P, If Q the may or may not be P.
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29 Apr 2006, 20:54
I think it is C
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30 Apr 2006, 10:15
One more for D. For the same reasons...
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30 Apr 2006, 17:11
i agree with D..
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30 Apr 2006, 19:50
Should be "D".

Good explanation Girisha & Matt
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30 Apr 2006, 20:51
laxieqv wrote:
And Giddi, thank you for the CR link, it especially works in this question
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05 May 2006, 21:35
Professor wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
And Giddi, thank you for the CR link, it especially works in this question

I'm sure Giddi buddy is willing to share it to all of us
http://www.majon.com/testprep/strat-gmata.html
05 May 2006, 21:35
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