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# Many houses that do not meet the building code will collapse

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24 Apr 2017, 05:59
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Many houses that do not meet the building code will collapse in the next earthquake. To meet
the building code, houses must contain structural stabilizers sufficient to withstand an earthquake
of 6 or lesser magnitude on the Richter scale.Dora’s house meets the building code , so
Dora’s house will survive the next earthquake.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first portion is a conclusion that must be true based on the evidence; the second
portion is a conclusion that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
B. The first portion is a conclusion that must be true based on the evidence; the second portion
is evidence in support of that conclusion.
C. The first portion is a conclusion that is not necessarily true based on the evidence; the
second portion is evidence in support of that conclusion.
D. The first portion is evidence that supports the argument; the second portion is a conclusion
that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
E. The first portion is evidence that supports the argument; the second portion is a conclusion
that must be true based on the evidence.

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24 Apr 2017, 14:14
An easy "D"

Many houses that do not meet the building code will collapse in the next earthquake. To meet
the building code, houses must contain structural stabilizers sufficient to withstand an earthquake
of 6 or lesser magnitude on the Richter scale.Dora’s house meets the building code , so
Dora’s house will survive the next earthquake.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first portion is a conclusion that must be true based on the evidence; the second
portion is a conclusion that is not necessarily true based on the evidence. - First is not a conclusion

B. The first portion is a conclusion that must be true based on the evidence; the second portion
is evidence in support of that conclusion. - First is not a conclusion

C. The first portion is a conclusion that is not necessarily true based on the evidence; the
second portion is evidence in support of that conclusion. - First is not a conclusion

D. The first portion is evidence that supports the argument; the second portion is a conclusion
that is not necessarily true based on the evidence. - Correct

E. The first portion is evidence that supports the argument; the second portion is a conclusion
that must be true based on the evidence.- The premise states that houses will not collapse if they have a structure to withstand an earthquake of 6 or lesser magnitude. Consider a situation if an earthquake of magnitude >6 (say 10) occurs: in such a scenario Dora's house will collapse. Thus second part of the option is wrong
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30 Apr 2017, 08:48
This is not 700 level question.
Re: Many houses that do not meet the building code will collapse &nbs [#permalink] 30 Apr 2017, 08:48
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