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Some gardening books published by Garden Path Press recommend tilling

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Some gardening books published by Garden Path Press recommend tilling the soil and adding compost before starting a new garden on a site, but they do not explain the difference between hot and cold composting. Since any gardening book that recommends adding compost is flawed if it does not explain at least the basics of composting, some books published by Garden Path are flawed.

The argument requires the assumption that
(A) some gardening books that recommend tilling the soil and adding compost before starting a new garden are not flawed
(B) gardeners should not add compost to the soil unless they have a thorough understanding of composting
(C) an explanation of the basics of composting must include an explanation of the difference between hot and cold composting
(D) everyone who understands the difference between hot and cold composting understands at least the basics of composting
(E) no gardening book that includes an explanation of at least the basics of composting is flawed

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Some gardening books published by Garden Path Press recommend tilling  [#permalink]

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New post 09 Apr 2019, 02:44
My Prethinking: Some books of publisher G do not expl hot & cold composting.
any book without basics is flawed, therefore some books of publisher G are flawed.

The argument requires the assumption that
(A) some gardening books that recommend tilling the soil and adding compost before starting a new garden are not flawed
We are concerned about the books published by G and not some gardening books.

(B) gardeners should not add compost to the soil unless they have a thorough understanding of composting
Completely irrelevant
(C) an explanation of the basics of composting must include an explanation of the difference between hot and cold composting
The argument assumes that just because the books of G does not expl about hot & cold composting, it does not explain basics of composting.
(D) everyone who understands the difference between hot and cold composting understands at least the basics of composting
Does not matter to conclusion. Books by G have not mentioned about H&C.
(E) no gardening book that includes an explanation of at least the basics of composting is flawed
restating facts oppositely.
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Re: Some gardening books published by Garden Path Press recommend tilling  [#permalink]

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New post 09 Apr 2019, 19:15
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Some gardening books published by Garden Path Press recommend tilling the soil and adding compost before starting a new garden on a site, but they do not explain the difference between hot and cold composting. Since any gardening book that recommends adding compost is flawed if it does not explain at least the basics of composting, some books published by Garden Path are flawed.


The missing link here is apparent.
The argument says that the book does not highlight the difference between hot and cold composting.

Thereafter saying this it jumps to conclude that "Since any gardening book that recommends adding compost is flawed if it does not explain at least the basics of composting, some books published by Garden Path are flawed."

This means that basics of composting should include explanation of hot and cold composting.This information is the missing link we are trying to find out.

We move on to answer choices now:-

The relevant are C and D which are in someway addressing the hot and cold composting theory.
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(C) an explanation of the basics of composting must include an explanation of the difference between hot and cold composting

Yes. This says that the basics must include an explanation of the difference between hot and cold composting.This is what we are searching for.

Also if you negate this choice the argument falls apart.
an explanation of the basics of composting must NOT include an explanation of the difference between hot and cold composting

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(D) everyone who understands the difference between hot and cold composting understands at least the basics of composting

We are not bothered about whether everyone understands the difference between hot and cold composting. We are only concerned about whether difference between hot and cold composting is included when referring to basics of composting.

Therefore C is our answer.
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