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Internet Advertising Executive: Those pundits who claim that TV viewer

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30 Jul 2018, 22:05
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Internet Advertising Executive: Those pundits who claim that TV viewership is down only 5 percent are clearly incorrect. They clearly haven’t looked at the numbers that I have. Network A is down 12 percent, Network B is down 10 percent, Network C is down 14 percent, and Network D is down nearly 40 percent.

The reasoning in the executive’s argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

A. Attacks the character of the pundits rather than addressing their arguments

B. Fails to demonstrate that the pundits mentioned are not experts in the area of television viewership

C. Incorrectly concludes that something is not true based on the claim that it has not been demonstrated to be true

D. Draws evidence from only a small pool of available sources, which may be nonrepresentative

E. Relies upon an emotional appeal in an effort to persuade the listener
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30 Jul 2018, 23:00
Prethinking : The executive clearly provides numbers that are against the pundits claim, but executive's numbers represent only a small pool of the total TV viewership. Pundits were talking about the total TV viewership but the executives numbers are only for TV networks A, B, C and D. There can be many more TV networks.

A. Attacks the character of the pundits rather than addressing their arguments

The executives clearly attacks the numbers provided by the pundits by mentioning his own numbers. The executive didn't attack the charecter of the pundits. INCORRECT

B. Fails to demonstrate that the pundits mentioned are not experts in the area of television viewership

The executive didn't talk about the credibility of the pundits mentioned. INCORRECT

C. Incorrectly concludes that something is not true based on the claim that it has not been demonstrated to be true

This option is partially true. Even though the executive concludes that the pundits were wrong in their claim, the reason used by the executive is different from the reason specified in this option C. INCORRECT

D. Draws evidence from only a small pool of available sources, which may be nonrepresentative

This option matches the prethinking. The executive based his argument on only four networks which mights represent only a small pool of total TV networks.

E. Relies upon an emotional appeal in an effort to persuade the listener

This option is not vulnerable to criticism as the executive presented the true numbers of the TV networks.

Hence option D
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Updated on: 02 Aug 2018, 00:59
Official Explanation

The best answer is D. This is a flaw question. Answer choice D points to a flaw because the executive making the argument is only looking at a sample of four segments of all of television viewership. Just because the four networks that he points to are down more than 5 percent, we cannot safely conclude that at least some of those viewers have not simply moved to other networks or channels not included in the Internet executives’ sample. Answer choice A is incorrect because there is no attack on the pundits’ characters. Answer choice B is incorrect because the success or failure of the executive’s argument does not rest with showing that the pundits are not experts. Answer choices C and E both describe flaws that can be fatal to arguments but are simply not present in the stimulus argument.

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Originally posted by AshutoshB on 31 Jul 2018, 23:31.
Last edited by AshutoshB on 02 Aug 2018, 00:59, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Internet Advertising Executive: Those pundits who claim that TV viewer  [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2018, 07:28
AshutoshB wrote:
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The best answer is E.This is an inference question. The only answer choice that includes something that the reader may safely infer is that Carrie feels that wives should have been mentioned in the seminar title since a good portion of the discussion was devoted to wives. Answer choice A is incorrect because it is an exaggeration of Carrie’s position. Answer choice B is incorrect because it is not supported by any information in the stimulus. Just because Alan believes that the two roles, husband and wife, are parts of the same relationship, does not mean that he sees no distinction or difference between the roles. Answer choices C and D are both irrelevant to the stimulus because they go far beyond the scope of the evidence presented.

Hi AshutoshB, seems like you have pasted the incorrect solution, can you kindly re-check and provide the correct OE.

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Re: Internet Advertising Executive: Those pundits who claim that TV viewer  [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2018, 07:53
Amirfunc wrote:
AshutoshB wrote:
Official Explanation

The best answer is E.This is an inference question. The only answer choice that includes something that the reader may safely infer is that Carrie feels that wives should have been mentioned in the seminar title since a good portion of the discussion was devoted to wives. Answer choice A is incorrect because it is an exaggeration of Carrie’s position. Answer choice B is incorrect because it is not supported by any information in the stimulus. Just because Alan believes that the two roles, husband and wife, are parts of the same relationship, does not mean that he sees no distinction or difference between the roles. Answer choices C and D are both irrelevant to the stimulus because they go far beyond the scope of the evidence presented.

Hi AshutoshB, seems like you have pasted the incorrect solution, can you kindly re-check and provide the correct OE.

Thanks

Thanks for Pointing out I've corrected the Official explanation , kindly check
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