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Newspaper subscriber: Arnot's editorial argues that by making certain fundamental changes in government, we would virtually eliminate our most vexing social ills. But clearly this conclusion is false. After all, the argument Arnot makes for this claim depends on the dubious assumption that government can be trusted to act in the interest of the public.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses a flaw in the argument's reasoning?

(A) It repudiates a claim merely on the ground that an inadequate argument has been given for it

(B) It treats a change that is required for virtual elimination of society's most vexing social ills as a change that will guarantee the virtual elimination of those ills

(C) It fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the assumptions used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

(D) It distorts the opponent's argument and then attacks this distorted argument

(E) It uses a key term "government" in one sense in a premise and in another sense in the conclusion

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New post 18 Apr 2019, 03:06
I dont understand why option C is incorrect.
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New post 18 Apr 2019, 12:16
Should it not be trust(/-ed)? (typo)

What a question i spent 5 mins

Part 1(Arnot's argument): X change would solve Y
Part 2 (Newspapers Conclusion): claim X is dependent on assumption P and therefore false.

After reading answer choice D and E i felt like the question was asking one to find the role of part 2 (do correct me if I'm wrong? cause when i tried to find weakener i was stuck between a and c)

A says it rejects X because part 1 provides insufficient evidence and is therefore false (part 2 is doing just that)

B merely paraphrases part 1

C says the assumption may be true but the conclusion is false. but Part 2 says that assumption is false and hence conclusion
is false )

D Part 2 does not distort the argument. Part 2 says it just depends on a doubtful assumption

E does not specify role of Part 2. even if the term is used interchangeably.
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Please help. What is wrong with option C??

I somehow feel that this is not the right question to practice for GMAT. Am I correct in saying this??
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