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# For a contest at the upcoming county fair, Marie advocates

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For a contest at the upcoming county fair, Marie advocates for a ring toss because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair. Anne, however, points out that adults win most of the prizes when playing ring toss. To make the chances of winning fair for everyone, Anne proposes a raffle. Marie rebuts that those who can afford to spend more on raffle tickets will have better chances of winning. The two agree to hold a raffle in which each person can buy only one ticket.
The two boldface portions in the argument above are best described by which of the following statements?

A) The first is an example of one activity; the second is an argument in favor of choosing that activity.

B) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second invalidates the reason for promoting the other activity.

C) The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second is an argument that supports that conclusion.

D) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second is an argument against promoting that activity.

E) The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second invalidates the other participant's reasoning.

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B

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15 Aug 2009, 05:05
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You have two things in discussion here:
1. ring toss
- pro: kids love it
- con: adults win most of the prizes

2. raffle
- pro: it's fair
- con: not really, since some people can afford more tickets than others

The highlighted phrases in my reasoning match the highlighted sections in the argument.
If you can see the stem in an organized way, you'll know the answer is indeed the one pointed out by you.

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16 Aug 2009, 02:38
those points helped to organize.. thanks..

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16 Aug 2009, 20:38
BF questions are always tough.

Good pointers.

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18 Aug 2009, 02:42
[quote="crejoc"] Marie advocates for a ring toss because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair. To make the chances of winning fair for everyone, Anne proposes a raffle. Marie rebuts that those who can afford to spend more on raffle tickets will have better chances of winning.

B) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second invalidates the reason for promoting the other activity.

Marie promote ring toss by explaining ''the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair''

Then Anne opposes by stating the chances of winning is not equai by ring toss.

Marie opposes that by invaladating the assumption of ''the chances of winning is not equai by ring toss. ''. She says if one have more money than he/she plays more thus increasing the chances make this game unfair.

So B fits this.
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18 Aug 2009, 04:03
perfectstranger wrote:
crejoc wrote:
Marie advocates for a ring toss because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair. To make the chances of winning fair for everyone, Anne proposes a raffle. Marie rebuts that those who can afford to spend more on raffle tickets will have better chances of winning.

B) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second invalidates the reason for promoting the other activity.

Marie promote ring toss by explaining ''the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair''

Then Anne opposes by stating the chances of winning is not equai by ring toss.

Marie opposes that by invaladating the assumption of ''the chances of winning is not equai by ring toss. ''. She says if one have more money than he/she plays more thus increasing the chances make this game unfair.

So B fits this.

Good one..

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06 Oct 2010, 01:47
Unknown words make the question painful and unsolvable. Otherwise this is an easy one.

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06 Oct 2010, 02:38
Straight B
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06 Oct 2010, 23:51
crejoc wrote:
For a contest at the upcoming county fair, Marie advocates for a ring toss because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair. Anne, however, points out that adults win most of the prizes when playing ring toss. To make the chances of winning fair for everyone, Anne proposes a raffle. Marie rebuts that those who can afford to spend more on raffle tickets will have better chances of winning. The two agree to hold a raffle in which each person can buy only one ticket.
The two boldface portions in the argument above are best described by which of the following statements?

A) The first is an example of one activity; the second is an argument in favor of choosing that activity.

B) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second invalidates the reason for promoting the other activity.

C) The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second is an argument that supports that conclusion.

D) The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second is an argument against promoting that activity.

E) The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second invalidates the other participant's reasoning.

OA :
[Reveal] Spoiler:
B

EXPLAIN PLZ...

I was confused between B and E. can some one explain me the difference between "the second invalidates the reason for promoting the other activity." and the second invalidates the other participant's reasoning.. I think the diff between B & E is argument/conclusion.
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You have two things in discussion here:
1. ring toss
- pro: kids love it
- con: adults win most of the prizes

2. raffle
- pro: it's fair
- con: not really, since some people can afford more tickets than others

The highlighted phrases in my reasoning match the highlighted sections in the argument.
If you can see the stem in an organized way, you'll know the answer is indeed the one pointed out by you.

thasnk Dana , Great explanations!!! You are GMAT guru

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07 Oct 2010, 20:52
B seems right

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08 Oct 2010, 02:13
Got it right.But Nice explanation by Dana.Kudos to u.

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12 Sep 2011, 11:00
relatively easy. B

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12 Sep 2011, 20:03
clean B here
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03 Jan 2013, 06:18
I fail this type of question many times. but then I find that T digram by Manhantan is effective for this type

normally, we have an opposite idea which is not main conclusion.

make T diagram, on the left , write main conclusion and its evidence, on the right write opposite idea and its evidence

this way we know exactly what is the bf and its relation with the main conclusion and opposite idea/conclusion.

go to answer choices, looking for a match.

but this type of question is very hard.
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