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# Leaders of a miners’ union on strike against Coalco are cont

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27 Dec 2012, 00:01
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garimavyas wrote:
yes, has to be E , as the answer to whether other corporations that own coal companies also own gas stations is irrelevant . C offers a precedent , which is obviously relevant .

In case there is still some ambiguity on why E is correct and not C, here is my take on it:

(C) Have other miners’unions won contracts similar to the one proposed by this union?
Since the question asks for the LEAST relevant to the Union's consideration, any information that is even remotely influential in going ahead
with the boycott can be considered as a wrong answer choice.
If we assume that other miners' unions have won contracts similar to the one proposed by the union, then it clearly indicates that their demands are not completely outrageous. Even if the answer to that question is NO, that would still influence the decision whether to go ahead with the boycott or not.
As rightly mentioned above, it will help determine whether a precedent has already been set or not. Since we are only looking for the LEAST relevant option, it makes answer choice C more relevant than E.

(E) Do other corporations that own coal companies also own gas stations?
To know whether other corporations that own coal companies also own gas stations is completely irrelevant. Had E stated "Does any other CORPORATION have gas stations in the locality/country/world (though farfetched)" would have made E more relevant than C. Because in that case, knowing that boycotting Gasco would have a significant impact since there would/wouldn't be other gas stations that consumers could go to. But in its current form, E is focusing only on corporations that own coal companies and whether they also own gas stations.

This makes E an obvious choice for me.

Hope it helps.
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03 Jan 2013, 02:09
i am trying to understand what type of CR this is
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03 Jan 2013, 17:26
is strenghten question but here you have the word LEAST so you have to choice an answer that weaken the argument or is neutral
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03 Jan 2013, 19:57
carcass wrote:
is strenghten question but here you have the word LEAST so you have to choice an answer that weaken the argument or is neutral

I don't think that this is a strengthen question..

It , in my opinion, is a reverse/negative evaluate question.. very rare are these type of questions
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08 Jan 2013, 20:59
c is relevent because if other unions have won a similar contract before then it proves that the contract itself is reasonable enough to be considered by the company, increasing the chances of the contract getting accepted.
e is irrelevent since it talks about other corporations and whether they own both gas and coal companies. This is in no way relevent since these other comapnies can be anywhere and its not realistic to think that energy incorporated customers will go to these companies after boycotting energy incorporated.
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27 Jan 2013, 01:22
boycot causes accepting
do x then y happen.

prethink:
assumption is there is no bad agent
strengthener is: there is no bad agent

go to answer choices, eliminate the choice which can show the strenghthener.

E is left.

because the prethink dose not need to be exactly, I make simple prethinking. This is also helpful.

pls comment of my above process.
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15 Oct 2016, 11:21
The importance of reading the question stem carefully is best highlighted by this question. If we are able to read carefully and understand the question stem, this is an easy one to see that choice E is the least directly relevant to the Union Leaders' issue.
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