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Although we could replace the beautiful—but
dilapidated—old bridge across Black River with a
concrete skyway, we should instead replace it with a
cable bridge even though this would be more expensive
than building a concrete skyway. The extra cost is
clearly justified by the importance of maintaining the
beauty of our river crossing.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which
the argument depends?

(A) It is no more costly to maintain a cable bridge
than a concrete skyway.
(B) A concrete skyway would not have any practical
advantages over a cable bridge.
(C) The beauty of the river crossing must be
preserved.
(D) If the new cable bridge is built, most people
who see it will think the extra money well
spent.
(E) Building a cable bridge across Black River
would produce a more aesthetically pleasing
result than building a concrete skyway.

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15 Mar 2011, 22:09
E ?

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15 Mar 2011, 22:17
What about C?

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15 Mar 2011, 22:26
(C) The beauty of the river crossing must be
preserved.

must and preserved is not required. This is outside the ballpark.

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What about C?

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I think the reason C is wrong because this is already stated in the argument,its no assumption but a fact.
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15 Mar 2011, 22:54
Yeah its granted. You dont have to assume. And even it is assumed, there are no guarantees that beauty will be preserved forever. Either way its irrelevant.

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I think the reason C is wrong because this is already stated in the argument,its no assumption but a fact.
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argument: The extra cost is clearly justified by the importance of maintaining the beauty of our river crossing.

objective: So, the Cable bridge should provide more beauty than concrete skywalk.

A) It is no more costly to maintain a cable bridge
than a concrete skyway. -- main point is about beauty, not the money, so eliminated
(B) A concrete skyway would not have any practical
advantages over a cable bridge.again, its about beauty, not the advantages, eliminated
(C) The beauty of the river crossing must be
preserved.of course, but this is not supporting the cable bridge, eliminated
(D) If the new cable bridge is built, most people
who see it will think the extra money well
spent.again, not about money, eliminated
(E) Building a cable bridge across Black River
would produce a more aesthetically pleasing
result than building a concrete skyway.here says Cable bridge will be pleasing aesthetically than concrete skyway, and hence provides more beauty... So, this is the one...
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17 Mar 2011, 11:47
E i think

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17 Nov 2011, 00:18
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17 Nov 2011, 00:41
E it is.
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17 Nov 2011, 00:53
What's is the OA? Between C and E, I choose C.
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12 Mar 2012, 07:29
OA is E -- Its LSAT question.

http://www.scribd.com/api_user_11797_hn ... AT-2004-12
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15 Mar 2012, 04:07
E is best here among other options
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15 Mar 2012, 10:30
Although we could replace the beautiful—but
dilapidated—old bridge across Black River with a
concrete skyway, we should instead replace it with a
cable bridge even though this would be more expensive
than building a concrete skyway
. The extra cost is
clearly justified by the importance of maintaining the
beauty of our river crossing.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which
the argument depends?

(A) It is no more costly to maintain a cable bridge
than a concrete skyway.
(B) A concrete skyway would not have any practical
advantages over a cable bridge.
(C) The beauty of the river crossing must be
preserved.
(D) If the new cable bridge is built, most people
who see it will think the extra money well
spent.
(E) Building a cable bridge across Black River
would produce a more aesthetically pleasing
result than building a concrete skyway. The bold part is the conclusion. Negating E, weaken the Bold Part. But negation doesn't work for C

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