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# Historian: The muskets used by soldiers in

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Historian: The muskets used by soldiers in the Napoleonic wars were lethal at ranges of over 200 yards. Yet most battles took place with soldiers standing within a third of that distance or often even closer. This goes to show that the strategy and tactics of that era were not nearly as sophisticated as is commonly supposed.

The flawed reasoning employed by the historian above is most nearly paralleled by which of following?

A. Aircraft engineers once promised that supersonic transports would be commonplace. This dream has not come to pass, for complex reasons having as much to do with changing economic priorities as with unexpected engineering challenges.

B. A Corvette Z06 is capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour, but most Corvette drivers rarely drive their vehicles over 80 miles per hour. These drivers must, therefore lack the skill to control their vehicles at this speed.

C. Top-flight racing bicycles can be ridden to speeds of over 30 miles per hour by moderately fit amateurs, but a talented professional can often comfortably exceed 50 miles per hour when traveling downhill.

D. A pilot may hold certifications to land an aircraft in conditions of poor visibility but, because of the limitations of electronic equipment of the aircraft he or she is flying, be forced to divert and land at an airport with better weather conditions.

E Today's computers utilize convenient and user-friendly interfaces that eliminate much of the gulf in capability that used to exist between experienced power users and novice

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06 Dec 2017, 22:07
I would go with B. It is similar and parallel to the flawed argument above. The rest of the options can be eliminated.

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+1 for B.
B gives the similar reasoning as in the Argument.Remaining options are irrelevant.

Historian: The muskets used by soldiers in the Napoleonic wars were lethal at ranges of over 200 yards. Yet most battles took place with soldiers standing within a third of that distance or often even closer. This goes to show that the strategy and tactics of that era were not nearly as sophisticated as is commonly supposed.

The flawed reasoning employed by the historian above is most nearly paralleled by which of following?

A. Aircraft engineers once promised that supersonic transports would be commonplace. This dream has not come to pass, for complex reasons having as much to do with changing economic priorities as with unexpected engineering challenges.

B. A Corvette Z06 is capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour, but most Corvette drivers rarely drive their vehicles over 80 miles per hour. These drivers must, therefore lack the skill to control their vehicles at this speed.

C. Top-flight racing bicycles can be ridden to speeds of over 30 miles per hour by moderately fit amateurs, but a talented professional can often comfortably exceed 50 miles per hour when traveling downhill.

D. A pilot may hold certifications to land an aircraft in conditions of poor visibility but, because of the limitations of electronic equipment of the aircraft he or she is flying, be forced to divert and land at an airport with better weather conditions.

E Today's computers utilize convenient and user-friendly interfaces that eliminate much of the gulf in capability that used to exist between experienced power users and novice

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