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For a contest at the upcoming county fair, Marie advocates for a ring

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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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Between B and D, I choose D. The second part of B (the word invalidates) is too strong.

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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 first one is promoting not an example. The second one is a refutation.

B is the answer
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Between B and D, I choose D. The second part of B (the word invalidates) is too strong.

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carcass has very well explained the reason for choosing (B)

Further , the highlighted part in (D) is incorrect

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

Check carefully, both the highlighted parts of the sentence pertain to Marie's idea of ring toss...

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because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair

Here Marie argues the reason for choosing ring toss

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Marie rebuts that those who can afford to spend more on raffle tickets will have better chances of winning.

Here Marie argues against Anne's idea of a raffle and argues in favour of ring toss.

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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?
1st BF - Reason for Marie initial claim
2nd BF - Goes against Anne proposal
Main conclusion - The two agree to hold a raffle in which each person can buy only one ticket.

A. The first is an example of one activity; the second is an argument in favor of choosing that activity. - Incorrect - the first is the reasons behind Marie's claim and second is not in favor of 1st activity

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

C. The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second is an argument that supports that conclusion. - Incorrect - BF1 is not a conclusion and neither does BF2 support that

D. The first is an argument promoting one activity; the second is an argument against promoting that activity. - Incorrect - BF2 does not go against promoting activity in BF1

E. The first is the conclusion of one of the participants; the second invalidates the other participant's reasoning. - Incorrect - BF1 is not a conclusion , though BF2 seems okay

Answer B
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invalidate in B is too strong a word.The 2nd BF does not invalidate.It says to use another form of the activity.
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invalidate in B is too strong a word.The 2nd BF does not invalidate.It says to use another form of the activity.


Hi redskull1,

My 2 cents,

I don't think invalidate is too strong a word in the context the word 'rebut' used in the argument. Marie disproves Anne's reasoning by which she's trying to propose raffle.

Hope this helps.

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