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Men have an easy time deciding how to dress on Casual Fridays because all they have to do is choose khakis over dress slacks and leave off the tie they would wear during the week. Women, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time determining what is casual but not too casual. Casual Friday should, therefore, be cancelled because it presents more difficulties for women than for men.

Which of the following is most like the argument above in logical structure?

1. Women on a road construction crew are frequently assigned non-labor intensive jobs such as holding traffic signs. This is sexual discrimination and should be stopped.

2. Members of a country club are given first choice of tee times on the golf course. Members of the public who would like to play the course should also be given this treatment.

3. Users of an open-source software program wishing to access to online technical support must submit personal information in order to register. Access to technical support should not require registration, as this is unfair to users wishing to remain anonymous.
4. Full-time employees spend more hours in the office than part-time employees and have greater access to the sign-up sheet for Christmas vacation time. Because this is unfair, no employees will be given extra vacation time during Christmas.

5. A university charges twice as much for out-of-state tuition as it does for in-state tuition. This is unfair to out-of-state students, who should be allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate.
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My answer is "D"

In the stimulus, two evidences 1. men have easy time to dress on casual Friday.
2. women have hard time to dress on casual Friday.

And conclusion, Since it is difficult for women than men to dress and it has to be equal, casual Friday should be cancelled.

And supposition is that since one group is having hard time and it has to be equal, therefor, casual fridayv should be cancelled.

In option "D"
evidence - 1. Full time employees extra holidays
2. Part time employees no extra holidays

Since, one group is having less holidays and it should be equal

Conclusion - No employees should be given extra holidays.



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Narrowed down to choices D and E and finally chose D.

Premise1:- Men have few choices and hence they decide quickly what to wear on Casual Fridays.
Premise2:- Women face more difficult time than men deciding what to wear on Casual Fridays. They need to take care if it looks too much casual.

Conclusion:- There should be no casual fridays.

Choice D fits the above premise-conclusion arguments. In case of choice E, the conclusion is to allow it to everyone as against forbidding everyone from it.



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Men have an easy time deciding how to dress on Casual Fridays because all they have to do is choose khakis over dress slacks and leave off the tie they would wear during the week. Women, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time determining what is casual but not too casual. Casual Friday should, therefore, be cancelled because it presents more difficulties for women than for men.

Which of the following is most like the argument above in logical structure?

1. Women on a road construction crew are frequently assigned non-labor intensive jobs such as holding traffic signs. This is sexual discrimination and should be stopped.

2. Members of a country club are given first choice of tee times on the golf course. Members of the public who would like to play the course should also be given this treatment.

3. Users of an open-source software program wishing to access to online technical support must submit personal information in order to register. Access to technical support should not require registration, as this is unfair to users wishing to remain anonymous.
4. Full-time employees spend more hours in the office than part-time employees and have greater access to the sign-up sheet for Christmas vacation time. Because this is unfair, no employees will be given extra vacation time during Christmas.

5. A university charges twice as much for out-of-state tuition as it does for in-state tuition. This is unfair to out-of-state students, who should be allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate.


A mimic question! Always interesting.
If the questions asks you to mimic the reasoning given in the argument, the most important step is to figure out the reasoning in your own words, possibly without data. i.e.
The argument tells me:
A is easy for B.
A is relatively difficult for C.
So cancel source of A.

A - 'deciding what to wear'
B - 'men'
C - 'women'
source of A - 'Casual Fridays'

Find an option that is on the same lines.
D says:
Signing up is easy for Full time employees.
Signing up is relatively difficult for part time employees.
So cancel Christmas vacations.
The structure matches the required structure.

If (E) was a possible contender, look at it this way:
Tuition is less for in-state.
Tuition is more for out-of-state.
This is unfair.

So definitely the answer is (D).
Let me add here, that mimic questions do not appear often in the actual exam. You may get to see one, if at all.
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I chose D as well....
But what Karizma explained will be easy to tackle such questions...Thank you Karizma!
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Straight D and thanks Karishma for your explanation.

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I got D as well. What helps is to understand the structure of the argument as Karishma pointed out. If you can narrow it down to simple terms it easy to find the answer.

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Men have an easy time deciding how to dress on Casual Fridays because all they have to do is choose khakis over dress slacks and leave off the tie they would wear during the week. Women, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time determining what is casual but not too casual. Casual Friday should, therefore, be cancelled because it presents more difficulties for women than for men.

Which of the following is most like the argument above in logical structure?

1. Women on a road construction crew are frequently assigned non-labor intensive jobs such as holding traffic signs. This is sexual discrimination and should be stopped.-- Should be stopped doesn't rhyme with stopping casual Friday. POE.

2. Members of a country club are given first choice of tee times on the golf course. Members of the public who would like to play the course should also be given this treatment. -- Member/Non members of club doesn't rhyme with Men and Women facing casual Friday issue. POE.

3. Users of an open-source software program wishing to access to online technical support must submit personal information in order to register. Access to technical support should not require registration, as this is unfair to users wishing to remain anonymous. -- Conclusion doesn't rhyme with the conclusion of the argument.POE.

4. Full-time employees spend more hours in the office than part-time employees and have greater access to the sign-up sheet for Christmas vacation time. Because this is unfair, no employees will be given extra vacation time during Christmas. -- Full time/Part time and stopping extra vacation time rhyme with Men/woman and Casual Friday issue. OA.

5. A university charges twice as much for out-of-state tuition as it does for in-state tuition. This is unfair to out-of-state students, who should be allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate. -- Doesn't rhyme with the argument premises. POE.

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Nice & easy question!!
OS-->Due to the unfair advantage of male over female the friday casual day should be canceled!
Choice "D"--> due to unfair advantage of F.employee over P.Employee the extra vacation should be canceled!
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
Vivekkr wrote:
Men have an easy time deciding how to dress on Casual Fridays because all they have to do is choose khakis over dress slacks and leave off the tie they would wear during the week. Women, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time determining what is casual but not too casual. Casual Friday should, therefore, be cancelled because it presents more difficulties for women than for men.

Which of the following is most like the argument above in logical structure?

1. Women on a road construction crew are frequently assigned non-labor intensive jobs such as holding traffic signs. This is sexual discrimination and should be stopped.

2. Members of a country club are given first choice of tee times on the golf course. Members of the public who would like to play the course should also be given this treatment.

3. Users of an open-source software program wishing to access to online technical support must submit personal information in order to register. Access to technical support should not require registration, as this is unfair to users wishing to remain anonymous.
4. Full-time employees spend more hours in the office than part-time employees and have greater access to the sign-up sheet for Christmas vacation time. Because this is unfair, no employees will be given extra vacation time during Christmas.

5. A university charges twice as much for out-of-state tuition as it does for in-state tuition. This is unfair to out-of-state students, who should be allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate.


A mimic question! Always interesting.
If the questions asks you to mimic the reasoning given in the argument, the most important step is to figure out the reasoning in your own words, possibly without data. i.e.
The argument tells me:
A is easy for B.
A is relatively difficult for C.
So cancel source of A.

A - 'deciding what to wear'
B - 'men'
C - 'women'
source of A - 'Casual Fridays'

Find an option that is on the same lines.
D says:
Signing up is easy for Full time employees.
Signing up is relatively difficult for part time employees.
So cancel Christmas vacations.
The structure matches the required structure.

If (E) was a possible contender, look at it this way:
Tuition is less for in-state.
Tuition is more for out-of-state.
This is unfair.

So definitely the answer is (D).
Let me add here, that mimic questions do not appear often in the actual exam. You may get to see one, if at all.

I chose A for this one.
In (D) I find that it's not a fair comparison.
Full time and part-time employees shouldn't be compared.
Unlike men and women who spend the same amount of time int the office, these employees are inherently different in the time they spend in the office and it's their choice...

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Answer should be D, as both statements say that "something" is not fair towards one party, so this "something" should be stopped happening.
Other choices but D just say that this "something" should be changed in some way, not stopped.

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
Vivekkr wrote:
Men have an easy time deciding how to dress on Casual Fridays because all they have to do is choose khakis over dress slacks and leave off the tie they would wear during the week. Women, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time determining what is casual but not too casual. Casual Friday should, therefore, be cancelled because it presents more difficulties for women than for men.

Which of the following is most like the argument above in logical structure?

1. Women on a road construction crew are frequently assigned non-labor intensive jobs such as holding traffic signs. This is sexual discrimination and should be stopped.

2. Members of a country club are given first choice of tee times on the golf course. Members of the public who would like to play the course should also be given this treatment.

3. Users of an open-source software program wishing to access to online technical support must submit personal information in order to register. Access to technical support should not require registration, as this is unfair to users wishing to remain anonymous.
4. Full-time employees spend more hours in the office than part-time employees and have greater access to the sign-up sheet for Christmas vacation time. Because this is unfair, no employees will be given extra vacation time during Christmas.

5. A university charges twice as much for out-of-state tuition as it does for in-state tuition. This is unfair to out-of-state students, who should be allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate.


A mimic question! Always interesting.
If the questions asks you to mimic the reasoning given in the argument, the most important step is to figure out the reasoning in your own words, possibly without data. i.e.
The argument tells me:
A is easy for B.
A is relatively difficult for C.
So cancel source of A.

A - 'deciding what to wear'
B - 'men'
C - 'women'
source of A - 'Casual Fridays'

Find an option that is on the same lines.
D says:
Signing up is easy for Full time employees.
Signing up is relatively difficult for part time employees.
So cancel Christmas vacations.
The structure matches the required structure.

If (E) was a possible contender, look at it this way:
Tuition is less for in-state.
Tuition is more for out-of-state.
This is unfair.

So definitely the answer is (D).
Let me add here, that mimic questions do not appear often in the actual exam. You may get to see one, if at all.

I chose A for this one.
In (D) I find that it's not a fair comparison.
Full time and part-time employees shouldn't be compared.
Unlike men and women who spend the same amount of time int the office, these employees are inherently different in the time they spend in the office and it's their choice...


Mimic question will provide a different set up than the argument. The argument talks about the different degree of difficulty faced by men and women. The answer talks about the different degree of difficulty faced by part time and full time employees.
Note that the choice of working part time may not be employee's. The company might hire part time/full time depending on need. And if you really think about it - women also have a choice. Just pick conservative dresses which you know are acceptable. Anyway, it doesn't matter who chooses or has a choice. The structure of the arguments are very similar. They can't be exactly same since they will talk about different things.

Also, (A) does not mimic the reasoning of the argument. It says that women are not given meaningful work and this should be stopped. It doesn't talk about the different degrees of difficulty between two groups.
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