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# Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel

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Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.

Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

A) the majority of people are rich
(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Zarrolou on 04 Jun 2013, 02:54, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Jun 2013, 05:33
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Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.

Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

A) the majority of people are rich
(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

I think it's option E.
Premise - anyone can travel around the world , because of airlines
Judiths conclusion- many flights are too expensive

Gap in argument - linking "anyone" with "too expensive". Option E helps it best. D is ruled out because it talks about world travel, not air travel. The rest are easy to push away.

Hope it helps!
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04 Jun 2013, 05:34
i thought this was simple and the answer was D can come one tell me the reason for the answer being E
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04 Jun 2013, 05:39
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i thought this was simple and the answer was D can come one tell me the reason for the answer being E

D - world travel.
E - air travel

We do not have information saying air travel is the only form of world travel, if we had that then yes maybe D ! Hope this is clear .

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parthnakarani wrote:
Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.

Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

A) the majority of people are rich
(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

As suggested, we can tackle this question by finding out the missing link. Here the missing link is the relation between "anyone travelling around the world" and "being rich".
We can rule out B C D in that they talk about those things about which nothing has been discussed in the premise. A comes closer BUT doesn't finds the missing link.
Hope that helps.
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05 Jun 2013, 02:34
I think I don't understand the question. I thought I can rephrase the question to "What is Judith's position?" And the answer to it is "NOT ANYONE can afford to go travel long distances by air." But I didn't see a clear answer, and I thought D would be the closest one. I know I am missing something. Can someone clarify for me?
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I think I don't understand the question. I thought I can rephrase the question to "What is Judith's position?" And the answer to it is "NOT ANYONE can afford to go travel long distances by air." But I didn't see a clear answer, and I thought D would be the closest one. I know I am missing something. Can someone clarify for me?

You need to take a closer look at it:

Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.
Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

D (as B and C also) does not talk about the same topic as the argument, so it cannot be correct.

(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

Hope it's clear
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05 Jun 2013, 05:56
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cssoileau wrote:
I think I don't understand the question. I thought I can rephrase the question to "What is Judith's position?" And the answer to it is "NOT ANYONE can afford to go travel long distances by air." But I didn't see a clear answer, and I thought D would be the closest one. I know I am missing something. Can someone clarify for me?

You need to take a closer look at it:

Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.
Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

D (as B and C also) does not talk about the same topic as the argument, so it cannot be correct.

(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

Hope it's clear

I think I got it. I should have rephrased the question to "Which part of Harry's statement Judith points out." Judith points out the phrase "anyone" Harry stated. If that is the case, I understand the logic of this question.

Thank you, Zarrolou!
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07 Jun 2013, 15:22
cssoileau wrote:
Zarrolou wrote:
cssoileau wrote:
I think I don't understand the question. I thought I can rephrase the question to "What is Judith's position?" And the answer to it is "NOT ANYONE can afford to go travel long distances by air." But I didn't see a clear answer, and I thought D would be the closest one. I know I am missing something. Can someone clarify for me?

You need to take a closer look at it:

Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.
Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

D (as B and C also) does not talk about the same topic as the argument, so it cannot be correct.

(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

Hope it's clear

I think I got it. I should have rephrased the question to "Which part of Harry's statement Judith points out." Judith points out the phrase "anyone" Harry stated. If that is the case, I understand the logic of this question.

Thank you, Zarrolou!

I think the question asks us to identify How Judith is looking at Harry's statement. I think Choice E correctly shows how she perceives Harry's words.
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07 Jun 2013, 23:26
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parthnakarani wrote:
Harry: Airlines have made it possible for anyone to travel around the world in much less time than was formerly possible.

Judith: That is not true. Many flights are too expensive for all but the rich.

Judith’s response shows that she interprets Harry’s statement to imply that

A) the majority of people are rich
(B) everyone has an equal right to experience world travel
(C) world travel is only possible via routes serviced by airlines
(D) most forms of world travel are not affordable for most people
(E) anyone can afford to travel long distances by air

This one is like LSAT question. The real problem is how we translate the question stem. what does it really mean? If we understand it correctly, we can pick the right answer much easier.

I will rephrase the question:

Harry: Anyone can travel around the world by air in much less time than he/she did in the past.
Judith: That's not true. Many flights are too expensive, and they are not for everyone.
Question: Judith's response shows that she understood Harry's implication that (his assumption)

Clearly, Harry's assumption is anyone can travel by air. If anyone cannot do so, why anyone can save time for traveling around the world?

E fits perfectly by showing Harry's assumption.

Hope it helps.
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