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Re: Jacks aunt gave him her will, asking him to make it public when she [#permalink]
(C) One must choose an alternative that benefits some and harms no one over an alternative that harms some and benefits no one. - This is more in line with argument. His mom will surely benefit some and not harm anyone. This has to be the answer.

(D) When faced with alternatives it is obligatory to choose whichever one will benefit the greatest number of people. - "Obligatory" goes a bit too far I believe. Also there is no mention that his mom will benefit the greatest number of people.
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Re: Jacks aunt gave him her will, asking him to make it public when she [#permalink]
IMO (E) should be the answer because that was a pre-requisite for Jack to make any further choice.
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Re: Jacks aunt gave him her will, asking him to make it public when she [#permalink]
IMO - D

(A) Duties to family members take priority over duties to people who are not family members. - doesn't define the principle, i.e. the decision for choosing family vs Grandma's friend incorrect

(B) Violating a promise is impermissible whenever doing so would become known by others. - same as above incorrect

(C) One must choose an alternative that benefits some and harms no one over an alternative that harms some and benefits no one. - nowhere are we talking about 'harm'- irrelevant and incorrect

(D) When faced with alternatives it is obligatory to choose whichever one will benefit the greatest number of people. - apt, and fits Jack's decision making . Best answer, correct

(E) A promise becomes nonbinding when the person to whom the promise was made is no longer living. - still doesn't explain why jack would make the decision to go with family vs grandma's friend. He could still choose to do/not do so incorrect
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Re: Jacks aunt gave him her will, asking him to make it public when she [#permalink]
C is a trap answer, D is the right answer.

Detailed Reading would solve you to choose accurate option. Thanks.
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(C) One must choose an alternative that benefits some and harms no one over an alternative that harms some and benefits no one. - Nowhere in the Passage it is mentioned that if money goes to George he/she will use it to harm someone. hence this option is partially incorrect.

(D) When faced with alternatives it is obligatory to choose whichever one will benefit the greatest number of people. - it is mentioned in the passage that giving money to George will not benefit anyone including George However if money is given to his mother She will use it to benefit herself and others.
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