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# Either Perrys faction or Tuckers faction, but not both, will

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Either Perrys faction or Tuckers faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perrys faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tuckers 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 Perrys 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 Tuckers faction has won control of the government.

(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perrys faction nor Tuckers has won control of the government.

Guys --- Could we expect questions of this kind for GMAT?

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24 Jul 2008, 09:02
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24 Jul 2008, 12:50
IMO C ....
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24 Jul 2008, 12:56
IMO D.

C is not possible because nowhere it is mentioned that
If Perrys faction wins, the nation will not suffer militarily. or If Tuckers faction wins, the nation will not suffer economically.
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24 Jul 2008, 12:59
Guys - I haevnt seen a question of this nature in OG. Is this a valid GMAT question?
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24 Jul 2008, 14:59
Seems legitimate to me.

I pick d.
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24 Jul 2008, 15:53
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24 Jul 2008, 19:43
why not b ?
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24 Jul 2008, 20:19
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25 Jul 2008, 12:15
vksunder wrote:
Either Perrys faction or Tuckers faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perrys faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tuckers 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 Perrys 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 Tuckers faction has won control of the government.

(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perrys faction nor Tuckers has won control of the government.

Guys --- Could we expect questions of this kind for GMAT?

I have seen questions like

if A then B

=> A->B
Not B ->Not A ie, contrapositive type. I think the question you have posted also comes under the same catogery.
Lets prepare for the worst
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25 Jul 2008, 13:59
vksunder wrote:
Either Perrys faction or Tuckers faction, but not both, will win control of the government. If Perrys faction wins, the nation will suffer economically. If Tuckers 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 Perrys 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 Tuckers faction has won control of the government.

(E) If the nation suffers both economically and militarily, it is certain that neither Perrys faction nor Tuckers has won control of the government.

Guys --- Could we expect questions of this kind for GMAT?

May be..
good question..

Straight D.
B is out -->
similar logic.. X is true --> Y is true
Y not true -- X is not true ( this is not alwasy correct.. this not certain)
D is the best.

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