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# Mystery stories often feature a

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Mystery stories often feature a  [#permalink]

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20 Oct 2018, 08:13
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Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detective's dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companinon wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the author's strategy of including the dull companion gives reader a chance to solve the mystery of while also diverting them from the correct solution.
Which of the following conclusion can be correctly drawn from the passage above ?

A. Most mystery stories feature a brilliant detective who solves the mystery presented in the story.
B. Mystery reader often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of detective's dull companion in that story.
C. some mystery stories gives reader enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
D. The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective's dull companion.
E. detective's dull companion in Mystery stories generally uncovers misleading clues that divert readers from the correct solution.
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20 Oct 2018, 08:16
shard87 wrote:
Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detective's dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companinon wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the author's strategy of including the dull companion gives reader a chance to solve the mystery of while also diverting them from the correct solution.
Which of the following conclusion can be correctly drawn from the passage above ?

A. Most mystery stories feature a brilliant detective who solves the mystery presented in the story.
B. Mystery reader often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of detective's dull companion in that story.
C. some mystery stories gives reader enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
D. The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detective's dull companion.
E. detective's dull companion in Mystery stories generally uncovers misleading clues that divert readers from the correct solution.

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