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Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles in the newsletter’s argument?

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first.
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided.
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion.

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Conclusion: Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale.
Premise: The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own.
Conclusion: And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.
The conclusion markers are highlighted in italic's .

Question Type: Boldface play which of the following roles
Prephase - Pay Attention to the Conclusion markers and relate both the statements in the most appropriate way.

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first. - Correct (spend less time and money refer to economies of scale).
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion. - Incorrect - Both parts are wrong (The first is a conclusion and evidence is provided in the second boldface statement.)
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion. - Incorrect - Reverse analogy.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided. - First part is correct, but the second part which states no evidence - And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas. - Incorrect
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion. - Incorrect
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Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.

PREMISE 1 for main conclusion:-The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own
PREMISE 2 for both intermediate and main conclusion :-A professional management company handles maintenance of common areas.
INTERMEDIATE CONCLUSION:- Condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do {\(2^{nd}\) Boldface}
MAIN CONCLUSION"- A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale.{\(1^{st}\) Boldface}


ANSWER IS A
The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles in the newsletter’s argument?

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first.
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided.
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion.


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Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles in the newsletter’s argument?

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first.
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided.
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion.

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Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles in the newsletter’s argument?

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first.
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided.
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion.

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Newsletter:
1) A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. Looks like a fact at first glance. Let's read through.

2) The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. It gives reason/evidence why the fact in first line is true.

3) And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, Presence of 'since' means it is a reason for something.

4) [b]condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do. 'because' of the fact in 3rd line owners are achieving something. So, this becomes conclusion of the third sentence.


Now looking closely at the argument statement 1 is the conclusion as other statements are supporting the conclusion by presenting evidence. And second bold phrase is the conclusion of 3rd statement. Both bold faces support each other.

Statement A mentions it correctly.
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well, C looks similar to A, but A is correct because of "economies scale" => test takers should know this English word, or at least have some senses of economic concepts.

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Imo A
The first statement is the conclusion of the argument the conclusion is based on the premise The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own.
People in condominium are able to use services that they will not be able to afford if they had their own house take for example golf area .
The second statement is also a conclusion drawn from the premise And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas
The second in turn supports the first conclusion that the A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale
condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.
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A is the correct choice - The first boldface statement is supported by the rest of the statements in the argument, so it is the main conclusion. The second boldface supports the first, and itself is the conclusion.
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AbdurRakib wrote:
Newsletter: A condominium generally offers more value for its cost than an individual house because of economies of scale. The homeowners in a condominium association can collectively buy products and services that they could not afford on their own. And since a professional management company handles maintenance of common areas, condominium owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles in the newsletter’s argument?

A. The first is the argument’s main conclusion; the second is another conclusion supporting the first.
B. The first is a premise, for which no evidence is provided; the second is the argument’s only conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion supporting the second; the second is the argument’s main conclusion.
D. The first is the argument’s only conclusion; the second is a premise, for which no evidence is provided.
E. Both are premises, for which no evidence is provided, and both support the argument’s only conclusion.

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The answer is A.

The stem offers two conclusions - that the condo is good value for money and that the condo owners spend less time and money on maintenance than individual homeowners do.
The second conclusion strengthens the first conclusion by giving an example of how a condo is a good value for money.

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Ans is A
Both bold face are conclusions because If question asked why BOLDFACE then 1st answer is statement after BF1, and for second the answer is given earlier than second BF
only A or C can be answer
Now comparing both boldface 1 and 2
If Ques asked why BF1 and start speaking BF2 , it will feel logical=> its supporting BF1=> answer is A
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A is the correct choice - The first boldface statement is supported by the rest of the statements in the argument, so it is the main conclusion. The second boldface supports the first, and itself is the conclusion.



AnubhavK seems like a copy paste of Verbal review explanation :- LOL though. nevermind. :lol: 8-) :grin:
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