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I maintain that the best way to solve our company’s present financial crisis is to bring out a new line of goods. I challenge anyone who disagrees with this proposed course of action to show that it will not work. A flaw in the preceding argument is that it

(A) employs group classifications without regard to individuals
(B) introduces an analogy which is weak
(C) attempts to shift the burden of proof to those who would object to the plan
(D) fails to provide statistical evidence to show that the plan will actually succeed
(E) relies upon a discredited economic theory

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27 Nov 2017, 11:19
I maintain that the best way to solve our company’s present financial crisis is to bring out a new line of goods. I challenge anyone who disagrees with this proposed course of action to show that it will not work. A flaw in the preceding argument is that it

(A) employs group classifications without regard to individuals
(B) introduces an analogy which is weak
(C) attempts to shift the burden of proof to those who would object to the plan
(D) fails to provide statistical evidence to show that the plan will actually succeed
(E) relies upon a discredited economic theory

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Conclusion-- Financial crisis is going to be solved by introduction of new products.
Assumption- No one will be able to prove above plan is flawed.
He is using generalisation to make his conclusion valid.

B- He has not given any analogy.
C- This is inference of the argument.
D-statistical evidence is out of argument
E- does not talk about economic theory.
A-correct answer - generalising while reasoning that no one will be able to prove the plan is not appropriate.
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27 Nov 2017, 11:19
D: he assumes that new range of products would be successful.

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I maintain that the best way to solve our company’s present financial crisis is to bring out a new line of goods. I challenge anyone who disagrees with this proposed course of action to show that it will not work. A flaw in the preceding argument is that it

(A) employs group classifications without regard to individuals
(B) introduces an analogy which is weak
(C) attempts to shift the burden of proof to those who would object to the plan
(D) fails to provide statistical evidence to show that the plan will actually succeed
(E) relies upon a discredited economic theory

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This is an example of fallacy: burden of proof.
Burden of proof is one type of fallacy in which someone makes a claim, but puts the burden of proof onto the other side.
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I maintain that the best way to solve our company’s present financial crisis is to bring out a new line of goods. I challenge anyone who disagrees with this proposed course of action to show that it will not work. A flaw in the preceding argument is that it

(A) employs group classifications without regard to individuals
--There is no group in the argument

(B) introduces an analogy which is weak
--There is no analogy in the argument

(C) attempts to shift the burden of proof to those who would object to the plan
--Correct. The conclusion states that anyone who disagrees with the plan should come forward and prove it wrong.

(D) fails to provide statistical evidence to show that the plan will actually succeed
--Any evidence would have sufficed the plan. This choice is too narrow to be correct

(E) relies upon a discredited economic theory
--No economic theory is talked about in the argument
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22 May 2018, 04:57
Hi abhimahna,
I feel that both C and D options are right.
D says that he has not given any evidence (statistical).
while C confirms the whole passage and provides another logical gap.

Can you please explain why C is better than D. Is it just because D is asking for a single type of evidence ?
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Hi abhimahna,
I feel that both C and D options are right.
D says that he has not given any evidence (statistical).
while C confirms the whole passage and provides another logical gap.

Can you please explain why C is better than D. Is it just because D is asking for a single type of evidence ?

Hey Nightmare007 ,

Understanding the argument well is the key to get to a right answer here.

Author said - I know my solution is good.

Then he said - I challenge you to prove me wrong.

What does it mean?

It means he is saying prove that I am wrong. This means he is shifting the burden of proof to someone else. Hence, option C is correct.

Option D says he didn't provide any evidence to prove himself. But this is not the right way to attack the argument. We need to make sure that whatever author is saying is true. Hence, we need to show how he changed the structure of the argument. He changed it by asking others to prove something.

Does that make sense?
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