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# In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim

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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility.

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.
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Premise :Since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product.
Conclusion :cabinetmaking is not art.

A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone. - not a good assumption to conclude that cabinetmaking is not art

(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce. - opposite answer , actually weakens the conclusion

(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are. -Contender - keep it aside
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility. - good assumption , keep it aside
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products. - not related

(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
- it looks like they are already concerned that means some of the furniture is not art . against the conclusion as conclusion captures all the products that cabinetmakers create , reject this option

D)An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility. - This is your answer

D it is
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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.
Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?
(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.
(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

Right or wrong options with explanation will be appreciated.
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A -- Weakens the conclusion. Is not an assumption in that it does not fill in any hole in the argument. To some extent even contradicts the premises.

B -- This unnecessarily distinguishes between cabinetmakers. May strengthen the conclusion but does not fill in the logic gap.

C -- Red herring choice. Notice thw word currently. While this may be true, it is neither supported by the argument nor connected with the conclusion. Out of scope.

D -- correct answer. Connects the premise 'since furn must be useful, CM should pay attention to utility' to conc 'CM is not an art'

E -- Out of scope. \$ is nowhere in the argument!
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18 Aug 2011, 08:27
+1 for D. it clearly states that if an object is not art if its maker is more concerned about its practical utility.
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(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
where furnitures are placed has no bearing to the argument...

(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.
the concern of the makers is irrelevant... the issue is whether cabinetmaking is an art or not...

(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
what ought to be the concern is irrelevant... the issue is whether cabinetmaking is an art...

(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.
If an object can be an art even with practical utility then the conclusion is invalid. hence, this needs to be asssumed

(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.
concern is irrelevant...

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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.
Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?
(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.
(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

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(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
Reason: If furnitures are made to be placed in the museum without let anyone use them then they are very likely consider to be piece of art., thus contradict the argument
(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.
Reason: Comaprison among cabinetmarkers but not focus on usefulness of product, out of context
(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
Reason: this is moreover a suggestion or advice , not giving solid reason
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.
Reason: This is like "If concern with Practicla utility -----> object is not art" forms solid foundation for the conclusion that if cabinetmaking is more concern with practical utility then it cant be consider as an art.
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.
Reason: There is no discussion of monetary values and how they are related to practical Utility or art.
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In recent years, many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?

(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.

(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.

(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.

(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.

(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

Also i am a little confused from the meaning of the argument.

>>> But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product
means -- since furniture should be useful; CMs should keep that in mind ; as if they are not currently doing so and author is saying they should make USEFUL cabinets
"must" gives a futuristic view. So we are not sure what kind of cabinets are being currently made. thus we cant say why it cant be an art.
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01 Apr 2013, 14:28
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Hello,

The argument implies that currently many cabinetmakers win acclaim as artists. However, cabinetmakers also need to pay attention to the utility of the cabinets and hence, cabinet making is not an art.

This depends on the assumption that while making something , if you need to consider its utility, then it is not an art form. This is directly mentioned in D. However, let us analyze the rest of the options. Let us try the negation test to check this.

(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone. This is irrelevant.
(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce. Some cabinetmakers might be more concerned with the utility of their products. However, this does not imply that their work is not an art form. This option does not give us any relationship between cabinetmaking and art form.
(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are. This suggests that the cabinetmakers need to more concerned with the practical utility of their products. However, it does not tell us whether cabinetmaking is an art form or not.
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility. Might be the assumption.
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products. The negative of this is that artists are concerned with the monetary value of their products. However, does this cause the conclusion to fail? The conclusion still stands as the decision of whether cabinetmaking is an art or not does not depend on its monetary value in this argument. The conclusion depends on whether it can be considered an art form if it is made with some purpose or utility in mind.

Regarding your second question, the statement "But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product" implies that since furniture need to be useful, cabinetmakers have to consider the utility of the furniture. The "must" in the argument does not give a futuristic outlook. Rather, it highlights the necessity of considering the utility of the cabinet while constructing it.

Hopefully this clarified your doubt. Please let me know if you need any further clarification.

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In recent years, many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful,
cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason,
cabinetmaking is not art.
Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for
that conclusion?
(A) Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
(B) Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they
produce.
(C) Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they
currently are.
(D) An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the object’s practical utility.
(E) Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

Also i am a little confused from the meaning of the argument.

>>> But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product
means -- since furniture should be useful; CMs should keep that in mind ; as if they are not currently doing so and author is saying they should make USEFUL cabinets
"must" gives a futuristic view. So we are not sure what kind of cabinets are being currently made. thus we cant say why it cant be an art.
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Hello z3nith,

z3nith wrote:
Also i am a little confused from the meaning of the argument.
>>> But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product
means -- since furniture should be useful; CMs should keep that in mind ; as if they are not currently doing so and author is saying they should make USEFUL cabinets
"must" gives a futuristic view. So we are not sure what kind of cabinets are being currently made. thus we cant say why it cant be an art.

Since furniture must be useful <- it is the a proprety of furniture : every furniture is useful .

Cabinetmakers are producing furniture which is useful ... and CM don't create objects other than furniture (definition of CM). Hence, they are always creating usefull products . Then we can deduce that they see utility of the object they're creating !
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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility.

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

Premise: cabinetmakers = artists
Premise: Currently, cabinetmakers pay more attention to practical utility.
Conclusion: cabinetmaking is not art.

Assumption: practical utility is different from art. Objects that are more practical will not be considered art.

D is correct.
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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility.

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.

Conclusion: cabinetmaking is not art

Premise: 1) cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product
2)In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists

Assumption: 1) Artist wont give a object for practical use / Artist is not concerned about practical utility of the product

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone. - Irrelevant. Furniture placed in museum has nothing to do with the Cabinetmakers

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce. - Comparison of the cabinet makers can not prove they are not artists

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are. - Given in the premise. so this cannot be the answer

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility. - Fills the gap between the premise and conclusion

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products. - Out of scope. we have nothing to with artist monetary value

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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Type - Assumption
Boil it down - Cabinetmakers design with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.
Pre-Thinking - If something is designed with attention to practical utility then it is not an art object

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone. - Irrelevant

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce. - Incorrect

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are. - Incorrect

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility. - Correct - if we negate this the conclusion falls apart.

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products. - Incorrect - the argument does not talk about monetary value

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In recent years many cabinetmakers have been winning acclaim as artists. But since furniture must be useful, cabinetmakers must exercise their craft with an eye to the practical utility of their product. For this reason, cabinetmaking is not art.

Which of the following is an assumption that supports drawing the conclusion above from the reason given for that conclusion?

A. Some furniture is made to be placed in museums, where it will not be used by anyone.
It says some furniture and in premise they are talking about all the furniture to be and cabinetmaking is not art.

B. Some cabinetmakers are more concerned than others with the practical utility of the products they produce.
Again only talks about some where as the conclusion is on extreme side.

C. Cabinetmakers should be more concerned with the practical utility of their products than they currently are.
This is giving a suggestion, and not an assumption. The word should be denotes future tense.

D. An object is not an art object if its maker pays attention to the objects practical utility.
This gives an definition of the word "Art" which is important for us the segregate and decide if the cabinetmakers are artist or not.

E. Artists are not concerned with the monetary value of their products.
Out of context. Money is not even mentioned here.
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18 Jul 2018, 00:51
This is an assumption question with 'art' introduced in the conclusion which should be a sign that a supporter assumption is required to support the conclusion.

Premise states cabinet makers have to ensure that their cabinets are practical.

However due to this reason, they are not art.

Which leads us to believe that practical objects cant be considered art/artistic.
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