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Olympic Champion: I can barely explain it.Everything went perfectly,

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Olympic Champion: I can barely explain it. Everything went perfectly, from my training to the weather to the race itself. I will never run faster than that world record time; in fact, I’m not sure that anyone ever will.

Coach: Be careful when you say that. Any true champion knows that even the most unbelievable of records will likely be broken someday.

Which of the following can be inferred from the coach’s response?

A.The Olympic champion’s world record will be broken someday.
B.True champions do not make predictions about whether their records will be broken.
C. The Olympic champion is not a true champion.
D. No matter how unbelievable a world record is, it will someday be broken.
E. A champion who does not believe his record could be broken is not a true champion.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Olympic Champion: I can barely explain it.Everything went perfectly, [#permalink]

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New post 31 Jul 2017, 06:12
IMO answer is E. It is the correct contrapositive

True Champion ----> Knows that any record can be broken

Does not know any record can be broken ----> Not True Champion

Can someone provide the OA and OE please. Thanks in advance.
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Olympic Champion: I can barely explain it. Everything went perfectly, from my training to the weather to the race itself. I will never run faster than that world record time; in fact, I’m not sure that anyone ever will.

Coach: Be careful when you say that. Any true champion knows that even the most unbelievable of records will likely be broken someday.

Which of the following can be inferred from the coach’s response?

A.The Olympic champion’s world record will be broken someday.
B.True champions do not make predictions about whether their records will be broken.
C. The Olympic champion is not a true champion.
D. No matter how unbelievable a world record is, it will someday be broken.
E. A champion who does not believe his record could be broken is not a true champion.


Answer choice are very close ..IMO answer is E ...Though not very sure :roll: :shock: :|
At first sight , i can eliminate B easily ...
A-- it can't be inferred ---Coach says - likely be broken --kind of speculation , but answer choice say " will be broken " -- kind of certainty ..
B---out of scope
C---he never says that athlete is a true champion or not ...moreover the athlete never says that his record will not be broken --" he is not sure "--again a uncertainty --can't infer this ...
D--Again it is sounding as it is certain that record will break ...coach says that likely to be broken --probably not certain ..--discard this
E -- yes , it is like p ->Q , ~Q -> ~P
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I will go with option E.

All the options are pretty close though
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Re: Olympic Champion: I can barely explain it.Everything went perfectly, [#permalink]

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New post 02 Aug 2017, 19:34
Good work mohit2491, sobby, pra1785 and ankita03

Official explanation by Veritas
In an Inference question, the correct answer must be true.
Accordingly, you should hold every answer choice up to that test: if it could be false, then you can eliminated it.

Choice A here is probably true, but not guaranteed: the coach says that even the most unbelievable records will LIKELY be broken, but not that they will all be broken. Note that predictions are very hard to make in Inference questions, as much like your insurance policy they're subject to the "act of god" clause - if a meteor hits the earth and wipes out humankind, then no world records will ever be broken!

Choice B is similarly incorrect: true champions know that records will likely broken, but that doesn't mean that they cannot make predictions about whether their record is one of the few that may never be broken.

Choice C may look tempting, but look back at what the Olympic champion says: "I'm not sure" the record will ever be broken. This stops short of saying "it will not be broken," so you cannot conclusively say that he is not a true champion.

Choice D goes just a bit too far, again because the coach's point is that records will likely be broken, which is a bit short of saying that all will be broken.

Choice E is correct
, in large part because of the adequately-measured wording "could be broken." Since any true champion knows that a record could be broken, if a champion does not at least think that the record could be broken he then does not fit that definition of a true champion.
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