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Samuel is obviously a bad fisherman. During the past season,

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1. Samuel is obviously a bad fisherman. During the past season, in which he and the five members of his team spent four months on a boat together off Dutch Harbor, AK, he caught fewer fish than any of his teammates.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A) Two seasons ago, Samuel fished on another boat off Dutch Harbor and caught more fish than any other member of that boat.
B) Before becoming a fisherman, Samuel piloted a fishing boat whose members regularly caught record numbers of fish.
C) While fishing this past season, Samuel fell sick for a week and did not catch any fish during this time.
D) Unlike the other fishermen on his boat, at the order of the captain, Samuel fished this past season with experimental bait.
E) Amongst the fishing community in Dutch Harbor, Samuel has a reputation for being


why not c?? c also explain why Samuel caught fewer fish.
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1. Samuel is obviously a bad fisherman. During the past season, in which he and the five members of his team spent four months on a boat together off Dutch Harbor, AK, he caught fewer fish than any of his teammates.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A) Two seasons ago, Samuel fished on another boat off Dutch Harbor and caught more fish than any other member of that boat.
B) Before becoming a fisherman, Samuel piloted a fishing boat whose members regularly caught record numbers of fish.
C) While fishing this past season, Samuel fell sick for a week and did not catch any fish during this time.
D) Unlike the other fishermen on his boat, at the order of the captain, Samuel fished this past season with experimental bait.
E) Amongst the fishing community in Dutch Harbor, Samuel has a reputation for being
why not c?? c also explain why Samuel caught fewer fish.


The argument said that the fishing season happens in 4 months. The number of catching fish for 1 week does not explain for all fishing season. Correct choice is D because using the new bait makes Samuel feel uncomfortable with his common used bait.
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C is very tempting. But D is the winner.
C says that he was unable to fish for a week. But he could have compensated for the loss during the rest of the four months. Thus, it does not weaken the conclusion that Samuel is a bad fisherman.
D says that he had to use experimental bait. This would explain why he caught fewer fish than his fellow fishermen. This assigns another explanation to the cause of the fewer fish. This would weaken the conclusion that Samuel is a bad fisherman.
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