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# In a talent hunt show aired by the local television

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In a talent hunt show aired by the local television, judges choose ten talented candidates who are later asked to be voted by the audience. Camille, the teenager tightrope walker girl, appeared to be the most favorite among the local population, but failed to win the competition. Clearly, the audience preferred other candidates.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

A. Camille was selected as one of the top ten candidates by the judges.
B. Judges did not rate Camille among the preferred candidate to go for public voting.
C. Audience choice was restricted because only ten candidates were available for public voting.
D. Audience choice is generally the same as judges’ choice.
E. If a candidate fails to be selected by the judges, one would certainly not get many public votes

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11 Sep 2017, 03:48
A.
To conclude that the audience preferred somebody else, it must be true that the judges selected her in the top 10 in the first place. But if she was not selected in the top 10, the audience could not have possibly voted for her, and in that case the conclusion that the audience had other preferences, falls apart.

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11 Sep 2017, 07:49
broall wrote:
In a talent hunt show aired by the local television, judges choose ten talented candidates who are later asked to be voted by the audience. Camille, the teenager tightrope walker girl, appeared to be the most favorite among the local population, but failed to win the competition. Clearly, the audience preferred other candidates.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

A. Camille was selected as one of the top ten candidates by the judges.
B. Judges did not rate Camille among the preferred candidate to go for public voting.
C. Audience choice was restricted because only ten candidates were available for public voting.
D. Audience choice is generally the same as judges’ choice.
E. If a candidate fails to be selected by the judges, one would certainly not get many public votes

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it has to be A .. In argument ,it is not mentioned that Camille is selected in top 10 . only thing we know that she is just "local" audience.
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So she have to be in top 10 to go in voting round.
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11 Sep 2017, 10:49
broall wrote:
In a talent hunt show aired by the local television, judges choose ten talented candidates who are later asked to be voted by the audience. Camille, the teenager tightrope walker girl, appeared to be the most favorite among the local population, but failed to win the competition. Clearly, the audience preferred other candidates.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

A. Camille was selected as one of the top ten candidates by the judges.
B. Judges did not rate Camille among the preferred candidate to go for public voting.
C. Audience choice was restricted because only ten candidates were available for public voting.
D. Audience choice is generally the same as judges’ choice.
E. If a candidate fails to be selected by the judges, one would certainly not get many public votes

Reason-
Negating this statement we get- Judges did not rate Camille among the preferred candidate to go for public voting. This means- Camille would have gone to the next round and won it as she was the favourite- This attacks the conclusion- Audience preferred other candidates.

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16 Sep 2017, 13:09
Has to be A.

Argument Flow:

Judges shortlist 10 people to be voted for by audience---> Camilla 'appeared' to be a favorite but didn't win ------> Means audience preferred other candidates.

What we know for sure is that: The argument states that only candidates shortlisted by judges go for public voting. Camilla was one of the 10 shortlisted candidates and the audience (when it came to voting) didn't prefer her.

A. Camille was selected as one of the top ten candidates by the judges. - The argument states "audience preferred other candidates". They could've only preferred other candidates vs camilla if she was one of the shortlisted candidates. Hence, this is correct.

B. Judges did not rate Camille among the preferred candidate to go for public voting. - The argument states "clearly audiences preferred other candidates". If the judges didn't pick her then the audiences certainly couldn't have preferred other candidates over her

C. Audience choice was restricted because only ten candidates were available for public voting. - The argument doesn't discuss whether 10 choices are enough or not. Hence, this is out.
D. Audience choice is generally the same as judges’ choice. - Out of scope. The argument states that judges shortlist 10 people who are then voted for by the audience. No mention of judge's choice of a winner vs. audience choice

E. If a candidate fails to be selected by the judges, one would certainly not get many public votes - As per the argument only candidates shortlisted by judges are eligible for voting. Anyone not selected by the judges would not be up for voting
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02 Nov 2018, 19:32
judges choose ten talented candidates who are later asked to be voted by the audience.

Here says that judges choose ten talented ....

A just repeats the background info ...confusing

I was hoping to see an answer like : Camille did not fail in her performance
If she failed ... even popularity wouldn’t win her the competition
If she didn’t fail, then audience truly preferred other candidates

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24 Nov 2018, 02:57
* Reason for discarding option B *

If you negate the statement it will be :
The judges rated Camille among the preferred candidates to go for public voting.
Then the conclusion can follow :- The audience preferred other candidates over Camille.
If you negate the assumption then the conclusion should not follow.
But here the conclusion follows .
So this one cant be the assumption.
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