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Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem foe the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument


(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution.

(B) Fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause.

(C) Proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem.

(D) Claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have.

(E) Proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action.

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(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution.

IMO:A

Reason: The argument considers that by dating the will and finding the last will, the executor could find the previous will. But the author does not considers that in order to find the last will exactly there needs to be some method.
Therefore, author states the methods to find the previous will, but no method to find out which is the last will
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IMO: D might be answer
As the proposed solution will raise another problem i.e. establishing the latest will for the executor
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Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem foe the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument


(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution.

(B) Fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause.

(C) Proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem.

(D) Claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have.

(E) Proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action.


I chose C because the author is saying people need to date their most recent will and say which supersedes it. However, if the executor does not know where the previous will is, they will still need to look for it (hence passing the problem off to them). Why is this logic incorrect?
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Many people change their wills on their own every few years, in response to significant changes in their personal or financial circumstances. This practice can create a problem foe the executor when these people are careless and do not date their wills: the executor will then often know neither which one of several undated wills is the most recent, nor whether the will drawn up last has ever been found. Therefore, people should not only date their wills but also state in any new will which will it supersedes, for then there would not be a problem to begin with.

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Core- There 2 problems for the executor-
1. People do not date their wills --> which is the most recent?
2. Whether the will drawn up last has been found?

(A) treats a partial solution to the stated problem as though it were a complete solution. - Correct; the proposed solution does not help with to know whether the last drawn will has been found.

(B) Fails to distinguish between prevention of a problem and successful containment of the adverse effects that the problem might cause. - incorrect; the author never discusses about adverse effects the problem described above

(C) Proposes a solution to the stated problem that does not actually solve the problem but merely makes someone else responsible for solving the problem. - incorrect; there is no transfer of responsibility

(D) Claims that a certain action would be a change for the better without explicitly considering what negative consequences the action might have. - incorrect; the argument is not about whether the proposed solution would be a change for the better.

(E) Proposes that a certain action be based on information that would be unavailable at the time proposed for that action.- incorrect; When someone would go to date their will and write the date of the most recent will, that person WOULD have available information.

Answer A
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