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# Interviewer: A certain company released a model of computer

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22 Apr 2017, 08:03
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Interviewer: A certain company released a model of computer whose microprocessor design was flawed, making that computer liable to process information incorrectly. How did this happen?

Industry spokesperson: Given the huge number of the microprocessor is released.

Interviewer: Then what guarantee do we have that new microprocessors will not be similarly flawed?

Industry spokesperson: There is no chance of further microprocessors design flaws, since all microprocessors are now entirely computer-designed.

The industry spokesperson's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it

(A) presumes, without providing justification, that the microprocessor quality-control procedures of the company mentioned are not representative of those followed throughout the industry

(B) ignores the possibility that a microprocessor can have a flaw other than a design flaw

(C) overlooks the possibility that a new computer model is liable to malfunction for reasons other than a microprocessor flaw

(D) treats a single instance of a microprocessor design flaw as evidence that there will be many such flaws

(E) takes for granted, despite evidence to the contrary, that some computers are not liable to error
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The argument is saying there were certain design flaws because of huge number of microprocessors. Industry spokesperson confirmed that this won't happen in future based on the evidence that now computers would be used to make these.

It means Industry spokesperson is assuming computer will not have any defect.

We need to criticize Industry spokesperson :

(A) presumes, without providing justification, that the microprocessor quality-control procedures of the company mentioned are not representative of those followed throughout the industry : No such information is provided. May be there are present but they are not efficient.

(B) ignores the possibility that a microprocessor can have a flaw other than a design flaw: This argument is about design flaw only. So, any other flaw is irrelevant.

(C) overlooks the possibility that a new computer model is liable to malfunction for reasons other than a microprocessor flaw : Again we are not worried about malfunction reasons, We are worried only about the design flaws

(D) treats a single instance of a microprocessor design flaw as evidence that there will be many such flaws : No, this is what Interviews said and not Industry spokesperson.

(E) takes for granted, despite evidence to the contrary, that some computers are not liable to error: As per our pre thinking. Hence, correct
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18 Jun 2017, 02:12
Hi,

Here, the industry person is talking about microprocessors not the computers. I am unable to understand why E is correct.
Can someone explain?
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20 Jun 2017, 09:39
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I believe that option E is saying the flaws actually come from some computers that design the microprocessors. In other words, the representative thinks that computers, which are already designing microprocessors, are not liable to error; however, some microprocessors already have flaws, which means that some computers are liable to errors (this is what the "despite evidence to the contrary" phrase means). This makes the representative's argument flawed.
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21 Jun 2017, 23:45
It feels good to get a tough question wright , anyways E is is giving us information that if computer used for manufacturing new chips malfunction then we will get defective chips.
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21 Jun 2017, 23:46
It feels good to get a tough question wright , anyways E is is giving us information that if computer used for manufacturing new chips malfunction then we will get defective chips.
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21 Aug 2017, 23:05
What is the contrary evidence here?
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