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Sports Reporter: The city of Fair Winds has been demanding a new professional cricket team, but this demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed by the cricket association. After all, Fair Winds had a professional cricket team twenty years ago, and the team was a laughingstock.

Which of the following, if true, would NOT strengthen the argument?

A. Polls in Fair Winds find a lack of public support for a cricket team.
B. The mayor of Fair Winds is interested in a cricket team only because of the economic benefits building a stadium would provide.
C. A demand’s being unreasonable is sufficient cause to dismiss that demand.
D. Fair Winds is known mostly for its famous football team.
E. Fair Winds has even fewer resources with which to support a franchise than it did when it formerly had a professional cricket team.
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Conclusion: The city of Fair Winds has been demanding a new professional cricket team, but this demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed by the cricket association.

Evidence: After all, Fair Winds had a professional cricket team twenty years ago, and the team was a laughingstock.

Which of the following, if true, would NOT strengthen the argument? This is an Except question.i.e., 4 strengthening choices and 1 not strengthening choices.

A. Polls in Fair Winds find a lack of public support for a cricket team.....favors conclusion. Strengthener.
B. The mayor of Fair Winds is interested in a cricket team only because of the economic benefits building a stadium would provide..............so it does not deserve that its demand be considered. strengthens the conclusion.
C. A demand’s being unreasonable is sufficient cause to dismiss that demand.............assumption acting as strengthener.
D. Fair Winds is known mostly for its famous football team.............whats its known for does not say anything. Correct choice since this does not strengthen the argument.
E. Fair Winds has even fewer resources with which to support a franchise than it did when it formerly had a professional cricket team...........so it will not serve any purpose due to it slack of resources. Strengthener.
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In this sentence, I feel - "This demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed" is a conclusion which is supported by the premise explaining about cricket team 20 years ago.

If this is correct, please explain how c is wrong answer?
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In this sentence, I feel - "This demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed" is a conclusion which is supported by the premise explaining about cricket team 20 years ago.

If this is correct, please explain how c is wrong answer?


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RMD007 , WHAT I HAVE OBSERVED ABOUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT, WE NEED A SUPPORTIVE STATEMENT WHICH TELLS THAT DESPITE HAVING A PROFESSIONAL TEAM 20 YEARS AGO IT WAS NOT A GOOD TEAM SO WAS A LAUGHINGSTOCK AT ALL, SO THE CITY DOES NOT NEED A NEW CRICKET TEAM BECAUSE WHETHER IT IS GOOD OR NOT PROFESSIONAL OR SAY MAY BE JUST A ORDINARY CRICKET TEAM , THE TEAM WOULD BE THE SAME AS WAS EARLIER . SO WE NEED TO FIND A NOT STRENGTHEN STATEMENT . AND IN OPTION c IT IS AN STATEMENT WHICH PROVIDE A REASON TO DISMISS THE NEW TEAM DEMAND ALSO STRENGTHEN DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN WE HAVE TO CHOOSE A ADDITIONAL INFO.

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In this sentence, I feel - "This demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed" is a conclusion which is supported by the premise explaining about cricket team 20 years ago.

If this is correct, please explain how c is wrong answer?


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RMD007 , WHAT I HAVE OBSERVED ABOUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT, WE NEED A SUPPORTIVE STATEMENT WHICH TELLS THAT DESPITE HAVING A PROFESSIONAL TEAM 20 YEARS AGO IT WAS NOT A GOOD TEAM SO WAS A LAUGHINGSTOCK AT ALL, SO THE CITY DOES NOT NEED A NEW CRICKET TEAM BECAUSE WHETHER IT IS GOOD OR NOT PROFESSIONAL OR SAY MAY BE JUST A ORDINARY CRICKET TEAM , THE TEAM WOULD BE THE SAME AS WAS EARLIER . SO WE NEED TO FIND A NOT STRENGTHEN STATEMENT . AND IN OPTION c IT IS AN STATEMENT WHICH PROVIDE A REASON TO DISMISS THE NEW TEAM DEMAND ALSO STRENGTHEN DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN WE HAVE TO CHOOSE A ADDITIONAL INFO.

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Thanks for your reply.

But, with all due respect, I am not convinced with the above line of reasoning.

Cricket team 20 years ago was a laughingstock. This does not necessarily mean that the NEW PROFESSIONAL team, which city is demanding now, will be the same as it had earlier.

I am unable to correlate this with the demand being unreasonable.
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Sports Reporter: The city of Fair Winds has been demanding a new professional cricket team, but this demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed by the cricket association. After all, Fair Winds had a professional cricket team twenty years ago, and the team was a laughingstock.

Which of the following, if true, would NOT strengthen the argument?

A. Polls in Fair Winds find a lack of public support for a cricket team.
B. The mayor of Fair Winds is interested in a cricket team only because of the economic benefits building a stadium would provide.
C. A demand’s being unreasonable is sufficient cause to dismiss that demand.
D. Fair Winds is known mostly for its famous football team.
E. Fair Winds has even fewer resources with which to support a franchise than it did when it formerly had a professional cricket team.



Solution: D

In questions where only one answer choice does not strengthen an argument, look for an answer choice that is off-topic or tangential to the argument. In this case, Fair Winds’ having a football team is not necessarily relevant to its having a cricket team; it is impossible to say whether the football team is proof that Fair Winds can support a franchise or proof that Fair Winds already has enough professional sports and will be even more apathetic toward cricket, so (D) is the best answer.

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Using POE, D is left.
D is also right b/c D is out of scope.

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Sports Reporter: The city of Fair Winds has been demanding a new professional cricket team, but this demand is unreasonable and should be dismissed by the cricket association. After all, Fair Winds had a professional cricket team twenty years ago, and the team was a laughingstock.

Which of the following, if true, would NOT strengthen the argument?

A. Polls in Fair Winds find a lack of public support for a cricket team.
B. The mayor of Fair Winds is interested in a cricket team only because of the economic benefits building a stadium would provide.
C. A demand’s being unreasonable is sufficient cause to dismiss that demand.
D. Fair Winds is known mostly for its famous football team.
E. Fair Winds has even fewer resources with which to support a franchise than it did when it formerly had a professional cricket team.


Hi VeritasPrepKarishma
Could you please throw some light on option B.

The economic benefits can help the city,right? So why not build a team!
This option states that the demand is NOT unreasonable, since it will have a financial impact - positive one !!

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For anyone that may be thinking why option B is incorrect, please read the following as this question is debatable!

Hey Rajat,

I agree that B is a little weird. In direct comparison with D, B should probably be eliminated in that I think you can definitely argue that it gives a reason that they should have a cricket team (at least they get a new stadium), but the way it's written it seems to add some value to the argument by showing that a cricket team itself isn't a good idea (just the ancillary benefit).

That's what the author was going for, but I'll agree it's a stretch. This is from our Question Bank, right? While most of those questions are really good, there are definitely going to be a few that are borderline, and that's one of the reasons we love the bank in that it allows us to monitor data and get some feedback on potential questions for practice tests and in-class lessons. This is one of those I think I'll retire or heavily edit - thanks for bringing that up!

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