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If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.

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09 Apr 2017, 20:03
If x then y
If ~y then ~x

A uses the same format
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09 Apr 2017, 21:20
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If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.

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if x then y
if not y then not x ...
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07 Oct 2017, 04:05
why is the answer not C " If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30."??
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07 Oct 2017, 04:23
D also seems right....good streamstress--- dont buy cheap matress ; not a seamstress ---- buy a cheap matress; just as in original question : joan growing marijuana ---not allow police ; joan not growing marjuna --- allow police

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07 Oct 2017, 05:11
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D also seems right....good streamstress--- dont buy cheap matress ; not a seamstress ---- buy a cheap matress; just as in original question : joan growing marijuana ---not allow police ; joan not growing marjuna --- allow police

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No D is not correct. The form is if X(Joan growing), then Y( won't allow police). As no Y, therefore no X

D says "If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric."

That is, If X(Sandra), then Y(no cheap fabric). As no X, so no Y.

To be correct, it should be "as no Y, so no X." That is, to be correct, the second sentences should be "therefore since Sandra bought cheap fabric, she is not a good seamstress."
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Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.

Hi..

lets simplify in terms of x and y and get our answer..

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home(X), she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant(not B). As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant (B) shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home (not A)...
so IF A, then not B. so B means not A

lets see choices
(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course A, he would not be home until dinner NOT B. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon B shows that he is not playing golf at the city course NOT A.
follows SAME reasoning.. correct

(B) If Paul were stingy (A), he would not buy Dorian a birthday present (not B). Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present (B) shows that he is stingy(A).
wrong

(C) If Jason were over 30 (A), he would not want to listen to rap music (not B). Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music (B) shows that he is over 30 (A).
Ace800 so here it is - If A then not B. B means A......... doesn't match

(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress (A), she would not buy cheap fabric (not B). Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress (NOT A) shows that she bought cheap fabric (B).
wrong

(E) If Kevin were hungry(A), he would not skip breakfast(not B). Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry(A) shows that he did not skip breakfast (not B).

ans A
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Source: Nova GMAT

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home, she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant. As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home.

Which one of the following contains an argument logically most similar to the argument presented in the passage?

(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course, he would not be home until dinner. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon shows that he is not playing golf at the city course.
(B) If Paul were stingy, he would not buy Dorian a birthday present. Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present shows that he is stingy.
(C) If Jason were over 30, he would not want to listen to rap music. Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music shows that he is over 30.
(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress, she would not buy cheap fabric. Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress shows that she bought cheap fabric.
(E) If Kevin were hungry, he would not skip breakfast. Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry shows that he did not skip breakfast.

Hi..

lets simplify in terms of x and y and get our answer..

If Joan was growing marijuana plants in her home(X), she would not allow police investigators to search her home without a warrant(not B). As a result, allowing the police to search her home without a warrant (B) shows that Joan does not grow marijuana plants in her home (not A)...
so IF A, then not B. so B means not A

lets see choices
(A) If Justin were playing golf at the city golf course A, he would not be home until dinner NOT B. Therefore, the fact that he gets home by mid-afternoon B shows that he is not playing golf at the city course NOT A.
follows SAME reasoning.. correct

(B) If Paul were stingy (A), he would not buy Dorian a birthday present (not B). Therefore, Paul’s buying Francis a birthday present (B) shows that he is stingy(A).
wrong

(C) If Jason were over 30 (A), he would not want to listen to rap music (not B). Therefore, the fact that Jason does not like to listen to rap music (B) shows that he is over 30 (A).
Ace800 so here it is - If A then not B. B means A......... doesn't match

(D) If Sandra were a good seamstress (A), she would not buy cheap fabric (not B). Therefore, the fact that Sandra is not a good seamstress (NOT A) shows that she bought cheap fabric (B).
wrong

(E) If Kevin were hungry(A), he would not skip breakfast(not B). Therefore, the fact that Kevin is hungry(A) shows that he did not skip breakfast (not B).

ans A

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Stimulus says
A --> B . Not B --> Not A.

Only Option A follows this pattern

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