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Given that, recently, the founders of startup company Zeddifreddo have

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Given that, recently, the founders of startup company Zeddifreddo have confirmed that they are in the late stages of discussion of an acquisition offer from another company, other potential acquirers of the company, who had suspected that Zeddifreddo's business performance was mostly hype and not a product of sound financials, have taken interest in making their own acquisition offers. They figure that, if Zeddifreddo's current potential acquirer has reached late stages of an acquisition discussion without having withdrawn its bid, that the acquirer must have had a chance to audit Zeddifreddo's financial position and has found it to be sound. Such reasoning might be hasty, however, since potential acquirers of a startup have been known to overlook that company's financial soundness and favor the acquisition on other grounds, however ill-advised such a position may be.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support.

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument.

The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion.

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.


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E seems to be good IMO

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Given that, recently, the founders of startup company Zeddifreddo have confirmed that they are in the late stages of discussion of an acquisition offer from another company, other potential acquirers of the company, who had suspected that Zeddifreddo's business performance was mostly hype and not a product of sound financials, have taken interest in making their own acquisition offers. They figure that, if Zeddifreddo's current potential acquirer has reached late stages of an acquisition discussion without having withdrawn its bid, that the acquirer must have had a chance to audit Zeddifreddo's financial position and has found it to be sound. Such reasoning might be hasty, however, since potential acquirers of a startup have been known to overlook that company's financial soundness and favor the acquisition on other grounds, however ill-advised such a position may be.

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support.

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument.

The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion.

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.


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Conclusion : Such reasoning might be hasty.

BF1 : This is an evidence used to support the conclusion drawn by the other potential acquirers.
BF2 : Is the reasoning used to support the main conclusion of the argument thereby questioning the conclusion drawn by others.

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support. Correct

The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument. First part is right ,second is wrong.

The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion. Both are worng

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. Both are worng. first is a fact

The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. Both are worng. first is a fact, second is not evidence but reasoning used
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Confused between A and E.. how do we get to know if it is an evidence or not ?
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