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# In the orienteering game of Tripletrax, points are scored

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In the orienteering game of Tripletrax, points are scored when team A succeeds in locating the position of team B in a given amount of time. If team A successfully avoids all the traps set by team B, and uses less than 50% of the time given, a maximum score of 500 points is rewarded.   In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

The first forms an inference; the second provides support for that inference.
The first is a condition; the second is a premise limited by the first
The first is a premise; the second is a result of the fulfillment of the action.
The first is an opinion; the second is a premise that supports this opinion.
The first concludes the argument; the second provides a condition for this conclusion.
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04 Jan 2015, 11:57
Can someone explain why C is not correct?
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21 Jan 2015, 22:45
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The choice C is incorrect as the first bold face isn't a premise. Premise is evidence, a fact that cannot be challenged. However in the current case the first bold face is just an opinion (condition), which limits the second bold face.
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22 Jan 2015, 17:45
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Usually, whenever we're given an "If" statement, it's going to signify a condition. We're gonna think something that could or couldn't happen.

So, the first boldface portion cannot be a premise because it begins with the word "If" and, therefore, does not present any factual information.

Factual statements (premises, evidence) are usually more direct and definitive in tone.

Sentence 1 is a premise because it cites a fact.
The Boldface 1, limits the generality of the statement made at the end of the sentence. In other words, it's a condition.
The 2/3 of sentence 2 is an additional condition.
The Boldface 2, is another given, a premise, which is conditioned or limited by the first two thirds of the sentence.

As a result, answer choice B is correct.
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25 Jan 2015, 20:10
This is a Boldface Type question, in which you are required to define the role of the two boldface sections in the argument. Read the argument and break it down using indicative words:

Sentences 1 is a premise because it cites a fact.
The first boldface portion, or the first third of sentence 2, limits the generality of the statement made at the end of the sentence. In other words, it's a condition.
The second third of sentence 2 is an additional condition.
The second boldface portion, or the last third of sentence 2, is another given, a premise, which is conditioned or limited by the first two thirds of the sentence.
The first boldface portion cannot be a premise because it begins with the word If and, therefore, does not present any factual information. You can immediately eliminate answer choices that incorrectly define the first boldface part; do not waste time reading the rest.
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