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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.

 

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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

to solve this question, lets first see the conclusion. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.
The stem starts with a fact/ findings - In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories.
The second line wants to evaluate the findings The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization.

To answer that we have A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value.

Let's get to POE.


In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
This is the correct choice as it matches our thinking.

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
This is incorrect. It is very close but if you see only the highlighted part it doesn't call the conclusion into question.

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
This is incorrect as the first does not identify the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second does not provide support for that conclusion.

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
This is incorrect as the first does not provide support for the conclusion of the argument; the second does not call that conclusion into question.

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
This is incorrect as the second does not call the finding into question.


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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.


IMO B ; The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
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dividing the 12 categories into 36 sub categories has led to overall benefit of the organization.
Since the second part clearly states this we can eliminate B,D and E.

Option C states that :The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. However this is infact a finding/premise. So correct option in my opinion is A
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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?




A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. - 2nd is not conclusion. Incorrect
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.- 2nd is a question whose answer is given by conclusion. Incorrect
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.- 1st is not conclusion. Incorrect
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.- - 2nd is a question whose answer is given by conclusion. Incorrect
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.-First is a finding of the company and 2nd raises it into question
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first is clearly the content and second provides the support for the conclusion.
C is the right choice.
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IMO answer is E

The first statement indeed tries to evaluate the argument, the decision is basically a finding, leaving only A,B and E. The second statement does not question the conlcuusion but tries to question the outcome of the finding, therefore E imo

In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
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Let me try.... I might be wrong !!

The second is a concern of the stakeholders.... so a question.... Thus A & C out.

The conclusion is 'the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons' ..... but the second BF never questioned that conclusion ... rather its a concern posed by the company action at the BF1. ...... Thus B & D out.

Ans E...... we can check again with BF1 & BF2... to be 100% sure.
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Let us check the Boldfaces:

The conclusion of the argument is:
The pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

BF1:
Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories
This is the decision that the argument is trying to evaluate.

BF2:
the new approach has benefited the organization
This forms the matter based on which the conclusion has been stated. Note: “whether” is not a part of the boldface and hence, this boldface is not questioning anything.

A. The first is finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
Matches what we stated above. Hold.

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
The second is not questioning anything.

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
The first is not the content of the conclusion of the argument.

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
The second is not questioning anything.

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
The second is not questioning anything.

Answer A

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A IMO

The last sentence of the argument is the main conclusion " ". The two bold face statements set the context of the argument from which the conclusion is drawn. The first is an consideration of whose implication argument seeks to evaluate, second is a concern of stakeholders that is answered by author in his conclusion. Second doesn't oppose the conclusion, but just sets the context for author to draw the conclusion.

In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
This is correct. Implications of first are evaluated in the argument, and second sets the context or content of the conclusion.

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
First is correct, but second doesn't calls conclusion into question at all.

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
First might be right because first does set the content or context for the argument to be drawn, but second doesn't provide any support for conclusion.

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
Both are wrong. First doesn't provide any support for the conclusion, second does not oppose the argument.

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
First is correct, but second doesn't question the finding.
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Premises:

-Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories
-The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization
-A detailed analysis suggests that benefits > cons

Conclusion:

Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

Prethink:

The first boldface part is actually is a fact whose effects are going to be evaluated by the argument and the second boldface part is a part of the conclusion (benefits part), so we must find and answer that matches this previous analysis.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. - Seems good
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.- first part ok, second one is not correct since the second part is in line with the conclusion
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.- first part is not the content of the conclusion, so clearly incorrect
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.- first part does not provide any support for the conclusion, so clearly incorrect
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.- first part ok, second part does not calls any finding into question

So (A) is our answer.

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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.


[1] is a finding the argument seeks to evaluate (pros vs cons);
[2] is the content (was the decision good or bad) of the conclusion of the argument;
[conclusion] although, more man hours have been spent researching, overall, the firm has benefitted from its decision [1].

(B) 2 does not call the conclusion into question;
(C) 2 doesnt support the conclusion;
(D) 2 doesnt challenge the conclusion; 1 is a fact that wasn't used to sup the conclusion;
(E) 2 doesnt challenge [1];

Answer (A).
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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

First boldface: Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories.
Second boldface: the new approach has benefited the organization.
Conclusion: the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.
Second boldface is similar to the conclusion

First boldface is is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate, and the second boldface is similar to the conclusion of the argument.


In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.

The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. Correct

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question. This could have been correct if complete sentence of second boldface could have been used in bold. But second boldface is similar to the conclusion. Incorrect

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
The first does not identify with the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second is similar to the conclusion. Incorrect

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
The first does not provide support for the conclusion of the argument; the second does not call that conclusion into question. Incorrect

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second does not call the finding into question but is similar to the conclusion. Incorrect

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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.


Ok, the first is a fact, and the second is something that calls to evaluate this fact.
The conclusion is the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.



A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
CORRECT. The first is a premise whose pros and cons the second calls to evaluate

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.
Well, second is not call the conclusion into question, it doesn't weaken it in any way.

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
The first is just a premise and the second identifies the content of conclusion, not the first

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
Again, the second does not call the conclusion into question, it just identifies the content of the conclusion.

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
This one is tempting, but I can't say that the second is calls into question. It doesn't weaken the first. Thus, incorrect.


The answer is A
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IMO D

We need to understand that first is not a finding, A finding can have words like : scientist discovered/ revealed that / observed that. First is a action or premise of para .
2nd is clearly calling into question the action been taken or judging whether its good or bad prior results.

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. : 1st statement is not finding , as explained above
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question. :: 1st statement is not finding , as explained above
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. : 2nd is not a support , Incorrect
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. : Correct : 1st is providing support as this action resulted into something, and 2nd is calling that action and conclusion into question
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question. : Same as A,B
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Summary : WI decided to subdivide investment into 36 and encouraged its analysts to analyse. <What is to be evaluated>
The stakeholders concerned whether approach has benefited. <whether, Content of conclusion>
Increase in labor, but other key benefits. <Fact>
Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons. <Conclusion>

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. -Correct, inline with the structure above
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question. - Second does not call the conclusion into question
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. - First provides what is to be evaluated + Second provides no support to conclusion
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. First provides what is to be evaluated + Second is not against the conclusion

IMO A
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question. - Second does not call the fact given in the argument into question
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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

Second BF is tricky as only part of the statement is highlighted and by excluding certain words it conveys a different meaning.
the new approach has benefited the organization. assertively conveys the positive outcome of a certain action.
BF1 explains that actions.

A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument.
BF2 certainly is a way of saying the conclusion which is "the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons"

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
Neither first is a conclusion nor second provides support for that.

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question.
Second does not call the finding into question in the current form. Had the wether part highlighted as well, then it would be correct.
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D and E are out straight away as statement 2 never class conclusion Into question


C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.

It doesn't find content for conclusion

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question.

This is again wrong , discussed above

A is correct

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In January last year, Wisdom Investments decided to further break each of its 12 categories of investment into 3 and encouraged its analysts to identify and exploit trends in each of the now 36 categories. The stakeholders of the company have been concerned whether the new approach has benefited the organization. A detailed analysis suggests that although the man-hours spent in research skyrocketed, the firm has been able to generate significantly higher returns for its investors, leading to far greater investments in-turn and stronger brand value. Hence, the pros of the approach clearly outweigh its cons.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. - The first boldface portion is identified correctly. The second boldface portion challenges the results of the finding and after that the conclusion of the text is revealed. Correct
B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question. - The second boldface portion does not put the conclusion of the argument into question. Instead, it helps to find out what conclusion is. Incorrect
C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. - The second boldface portion does not provide support for the conclusion of the argument. The first boldface portion also does not identify the content of the conclusion. Incorrect
D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. - The first boldface portion gives an argument the topic to evaluate, it does not provide support for the conclusion. Incorrect
E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question. - The first boldface portion is identified correctly. However, the second boldface portion does not call the finding into question, instead, it assesses its impact which is given in the conclusion of the argument. Incorrect

Answer: A
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A. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument. (INCORRECT - The second bold part clearly makes this one wrong as the second bold part is not the content of the argument but a support for the conclusion of the argument)

B. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the conclusion of the argument into question. (INCORRECT - The second bold part clearly makes this one wrong because it does not call the conclusion of the argument into question but rather supports it. Therefore, this is wrong)

C. The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. (CORRECT - The first bold part tells us what happened which is the content of the argument and the second bold part supports the conclusion that was made later that the pros of the investment was more than the cons)

D. The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. (INCORRECT - The second bold part clearly makes this option wrong because the second bold part did not call the conclusion into question, instead it supports the conclusion of the argument)

E. The first is a finding the implications of which the argument seeks to evaluate; the second calls the finding into question. (INCORRECT - The second bold part did not call the findings into question and did not oppose anything in the statement)


Hence answer choice C.
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