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# Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities.

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Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities. [#permalink]

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Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities. However, being intelligent does not imply that one is wise, nor does being wise imply that one is intelligent. In my own experience, the people I meet have one or the other of these qualities but not both.
If the essayistâ€™s statements are true, them each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
(A) Most people are neither intelligent, nor wise.
(B) Most people are both intelligent and wise.
(C) No one is both wise and intelligent.
(D) No one is either wise or intelligent.
(E) Many people are intelligent and yet lack wisdom.
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09 Sep 2006, 19:49
(B) Most people are both intelligent and wise.

Given :
1. I does not imply W
2. W does not imply I
3. People essayist mets are either I or W not both.

Essayist knows only a few people of the world ..(I hope).

Few people are I or W

Negating:

Most people are ~I and ~W i.e. neither Intelligent nor wise.

Only B is not possible as it is the opposite of this inference.

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09 Sep 2006, 20:06
hmm..
B reads: Most people are both intelligent and wise. According to the author this is not true
D: No one is either wise or intelligent. If this translates to everyone is neither wise nor intelligent.. then that is not true

I would go with D
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09 Sep 2006, 20:11
Thats the point... we don't want it to be true.

If the essayistâ€™s statements are true, them each of the following could be true EXCEPT:

Now I am confused

gk3.14 wrote:
hmm..
B reads: Most people are both intelligent and wise. According to the author this is not true
D: No one is either wise or intelligent. If this translates to everyone is neither wise nor intelligent.. then that is not true

I would go with D
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09 Sep 2006, 20:27
gk3.14 wrote:
hmm..
B reads: Most people are both intelligent and wise. According to the author this is not true
D: No one is either wise or intelligent. If this translates to everyone is neither wise nor intelligent.. then that is not true

I would go with D

What I meant to say was that .. there are two things that are not true.. which makes it more confusing and the reason I chose D over B is because D is more extreme that B though D could be considered out of scope

Not on exam day I hope :lol
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09 Sep 2006, 22:08
I would go for D.

Coz the author already said tht he met few ppl who r W or I

n now the options says. there is no I or W, so it cant b true
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09 Sep 2006, 23:18
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I would go for D.

Coz the author already said tht he met few ppl who r W or I

n now the options says. there is no I or W, so it cant b true

For this reason D.
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10 Sep 2006, 07:57
(D) implies people are both intelligent and wise or both not intelligent and not wise but not either.Gosh!!! which of the statements cannot be true?
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10 Sep 2006, 10:56
D.

Question is which of the statements CANNOT be true.

I was confused between B and D and I pick D because, B can only be inferred from Essayist's experience, its not his statement.

D cannot be true because essayist explicitly says the otherway.
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10 Sep 2006, 12:10
D is better over B...

reasons as said above...
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13 Sep 2006, 06:54
gmacvik,
Whats the OA on this?
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13 Sep 2006, 09:31
Has to be D.
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14 Sep 2006, 02:14
One more for B.

Reason: As explained by haas_mba07
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14 Sep 2006, 09:24
haas_mba07 wrote:
(B) Most people are both intelligent and wise.

Given :
1. I does not imply W
2. W does not imply I
3. People essayist mets are either I or W not both.

Essayist knows only a few people of the world ..(I hope).

Few people are I or W

Negating:

Most people are ~I and ~W i.e. neither Intelligent nor wise.

Only B is not possible as it is the opposite of this inference.

Yup B for the same reason
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14 Sep 2006, 09:30
If you go by what the essayist says, then B has to be the correct answer.
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14 Sep 2006, 13:58
gmacvik wrote:
Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities. However, being intelligent does not imply that one is wise, nor does being wise imply that one is intelligent. In my own experience, the people I meet have one or the other of these qualities but not both.
If the essayistâ€™s statements are true, them each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
(A) Most people are neither intelligent, nor wise.
(B) Most people are both intelligent and wise.
(C) No one is both wise and intelligent.
(D) No one is either wise or intelligent.
(E) Many people are intelligent and yet lack wisdom.

I'm going with D

When the question refers to the essayist's statement, it is referring to every sentence, every word that is written in the stimulus. What the essayist says about his experience is ALSO his statement.
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14 Sep 2006, 14:37
Sorry for being late guys .....

OA is D
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Re: Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities. [#permalink]

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23 Dec 2016, 21:33
gk3.14 wrote:
hmm..
B reads: Most people are both intelligent and wise. According to the author this is not true
D: No one is either wise or intelligent. If this translates to everyone is neither wise nor intelligent.. then that is not true

I would go with D

get a clearer picture of the question now~thx a lot
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Re: Essayist: Wisdom and intelligence are desirable qualities.   [#permalink] 23 Dec 2016, 21:33
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