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# If you climb mountains, you will not live to a ripe old age.

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If you climb mountains, you will not live to a ripe old age. [#permalink]

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5. If you climb mountains, you will not live to a ripe old age. But you will be bored unless you climb mountains. Therefore, if you live to a ripe old age you will have been bored.

Which of the following most closely parallels the reasoning in the arguments above?
(A) If you do not try to swim, you will not learn how to swim. But you will not be safe in boats if you do not learn how to swim. Therefore, you must try to swim.
(B) If you do not play golf, you will not enjoy the weekend. But you will be tired next week unless you relax during the weekend. Therefore, to enjoy the weekend, you will have to relax by playing golf.
(C) If you work for your candidate, you will not improve your guitar playing. But you will neglect your civic duty unless you work for your candidate. Therefore, if you improve your guitar playing, you will have neglected your civic duty.
(D) If you do not train, you will not be a good athlete. But you will become exhausted easily unless you train. Therefore, if you train, you will not have become exhausted easily.
(E) If you spend all of your money, you will not become wealthy. But you will become hungry unless you spend all of your money. Therefore, if you become wealthy, you will not become hungry.

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C

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Re: If you climb mountains [#permalink]

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05 Jul 2009, 07:22
Lets go by

A--> B and C--> D finally opposite of B with C.

Only option C mimics this, if you carefully evaluate other choices.

A says you must try to swim.
B says you will have to
D does not uses B and C.
E opposite meaning.
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Re: If you climb mountains [#permalink]

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08 Jul 2009, 10:33
pls explain in detail ...
parallel reasoning is nemesis ...
hemantsood wrote:
Lets go by

A--> B and C--> D finally opposite of B with C.

Only option C mimics this, if you carefully evaluate other choices.

A says you must try to swim.
B says you will have to
D does not uses B and C.
E opposite meaning.

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Re: If you climb mountains [#permalink]

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08 Jul 2009, 11:08
I agree with C.

If you climb mountains, you will not live to a ripe old age. But you will be bored unless you climb mountains. Therefore, if you live to a ripe old age you will have been bored.
A- climb mountain, B- live to ripe age, C- getting bored.
A is happening, B is not happening
C is happening, A not happening. Therefore,
for B to happen , C has to happen.

(C) If you work for your candidate, you will not improve your guitar playing. But you will neglect your civic duty unless you work for your candidate. Therefore, if you improve your guitar playing, you will have neglected your civic duty.
A- work for candidate, B- improve guitar playing, C- neglect civic duty.
A is happening, B is not happening
C is happening, A not happening. Therefore,
for B to happen, C has to happen.
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09 Jul 2009, 01:12
Only C,

In this question, note the pattern of logic is also exactly parallel in the answer options.
(If X then Y and so on), and is not jumbled.
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Re: If you climb mountains [#permalink]

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23 Jul 2009, 01:47
Condensed the question by following an approach similar to aknine, Was easier to find C as the answer,

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