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# If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y,

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25 Mar 2004, 13:05
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If Country X does not intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region will definitely fall under enemy influence.

It most logically follows from the statement above that, if Country X does intervene militarily in Country Y, then the whole region.

(A) Will definitely fall under enemy influence

(B) Will probably fall under enemy influence

(C) Will probably not fall under enemy influence

(D) Will definitely not fall under enemy influence

(E) May or may not fall under enemy influence

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25 Mar 2004, 13:17
E is the most conservative choice. We are given that if X does not intervene then Y will fall under enemy influence. However, even if X intervenes, we cannot ascertain the outcome for sure because nothing is given about if X does
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25 Mar 2004, 13:28
aspire wrote:
Whats wrong with C?

C biases the possible result towards country Y not falling under enemy influence. That we do not know and yet, C takes a more aggressive/biased stance than E in staying neutral as to the outcome of Y if X does not intervene
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25 Mar 2004, 13:39
I know this question. Paul is right on this. One needs to understand the mentality in making a statement. The difference between C and E is that
"proven innocent" is not same as "not proven guilty"

E is the most diplomatic answer. By the way I got this Q wrong on the first attempt.

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25 Mar 2004, 13:44
You said it...Anand...E is the most 'diplomatic' answer...

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25 Mar 2004, 14:00
Good guys.

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