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Studies show that children who listen too much classic music are more likely than others to become silent adults. Shawn, who is a silent adult, must have listened more classic music as a child than I did, since I am not silent.

Which of the following most closely parallels the logical structure above?

1) The shoes store in the city must have had a bigger advertisement in the Today paper than the shoes store in the countryside. The shoes store in the city sold twice as many shoes as the shoes store in the countryside did last week, and a Today paper advertisement has been shown to increase the number of shoes sold.

2) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.

3) The mayor stated that all meetings would be canceled for the day if rainfall last night were greater than five inches. Therefore, since the rainfall was only four inches, we must be attending the meeting today.

4) According to research, people with unusual math talent do not achieve their true potential unless they are given formal lessons. Therefore Jeff, who has achieved his full math potential without formal lessons must not have unusual math talent.

5)People who like dogs also like cats. Karen does not like cats, so she must not like dogs either.

why not b?

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Studies show that children who listen too much classic music are more likely than others to become silent adults. Shawn, who is a silent adult, must have listened more classic music as a child than I did, since I am not silent.

Which of the following most closely parallels the logical structure above?

1) The shoes store in the city must have had a bigger advertisement in the Today paper than the shoes store in the countryside.

2) The shoes store in the city sold twice as many shoes as the shoes store in the countryside did last week, and a Today paper advertisement has been shown to increase the number of shoes sold.

3) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.

4) The mayor stated that all meetings would be canceled for the day if rainfall last night were greater than five inches. Therefore, since the rainfall was only four inches, we must be attending the meeting today.

5) According to research, people with unusual math talent do not achieve their true potential unless they are given formal lessons. Therefore Jeff, who has achieved his full math potential without formal lessons must not have unusual math talent.

People who like dogs also like cats. Karen does not like cats, so she must not like dogs either.

why not b?

Must VS hypothesis, this is why B is wrong (and the other answers)

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I've found the matter. The original poster wrote wrongly the answers. Answers 1 and 2 are actually only one answer, the A answer. In effect, they alone don't make any sense and they are very related. In addition, the is an additional answer, the "6", about dogs. This would be the actual E answer. So, in this way, the OA make perfectly sense and the parallelism is correct.

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Here is a way I derived the answer A (after wrongly chose B) - I think it's just for my understanding, not sure if with this approach I will consume much more time or not during the real exam.

(The bracket indicate negate. e.g X, (X) = not X)

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I really can't make myself convinced with the official answer (A). How come we decide based on two word "must have" similar in sentences whereas the answer choice is completely unparalleled to the given example. Since the Question emphasizes, "most closely parallels the logical structure" hereby, 'C' should be the right answer.

Problem with C is
Studies show that children who listen too much classic music are more likely than others to become silent adults. Shawn, who is a silent adult, must have listened more classic music as a child than I did, since I am not silent.

statement 1 of stem implies "Studies show that children who listen too much classic music are more likely than others to become silent adults
" Classic music--->silent child
statement 2 of stem implies "Shawn, who is a silent adult, must have listened more classic music as a child than I did, since I am not silent.
"Silent child--->more classic music
IF x---Y then Y--X

3) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.
Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. fat people-->shorter life
Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man. Tom is fat--->shorter life span
IF X---Y then again X--->Y

structures are different

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E it is. There is nothing flawed in C , while the statement in the question is completely flawed. Among all the choices E seems best.

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hahahaha, when I saw the answer pop
Is this some kind of a joke? How on earth can A be correct? I'll go for answer choice F in that case, the door
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this is a test by gmatclub to find the effect of OA on the brain.
Final Result: OA truncates the reasoning of an average GMAT student to a level that will make your neighbour's dog to start barking and howling.

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I go with option A, here is my reasoning

First, lets see the way the argument is phrased.

They first put forth a theory, stating that children who listen to classical music, grow up to be silent adults. The next sentence draws a comparison between Shawn and the author and then comes to a conclusion based on the theory. Let us see which analogy fits best with the above.

1) The shoes store in the city must have had a bigger advertisement in the Today paper than the shoes store in the countryside. The shoes store in the city sold twice as many shoes as the shoes store in the countryside did last week, and a Today paper advertisement has been shown to increase the number of shoes sold.

Lets come to this one later

2) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.

Here, the argument first puts forth a theory and the conclusion is something that happens in the future and does not have a definitive outcome unlike the main argument where we know for sure how they turn out as adults. Thus this option is wrong.

3) The mayor stated that all meetings would be canceled for the day if rainfall last night were greater than five inches. Therefore, since the rainfall was only four inches, we must be attending the meeting today.

Similar to option 2, non-definitive future event.

4) According to research, people with unusual math talent do not achieve their true potential unless they are given formal lessons. Therefore Jeff, who has achieved his full math potential without formal lessons must not have unusual math talent.

This seems like a good option, but lets remember that in the main argument we made a comparison between 2 persons. In this argument, we are talking only about Jeff and his mathematical talents.

5)People who like dogs also like cats. Karen does not like cats, so she must not like dogs either.

Similar to option number 4, we only talk about Karen.

This leaves us with option number 1. Here we know for sure that the city sales were much better than the country side sales and we are also having a comparison between the city and country sales .

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very tricky one.
Can the correct choice really hinge on only one word?
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18 Oct 2013, 06:39
I selected 3 (C). Why is A supposedly correct? i was so surprised to see the answer!

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After a lot of thought on this question I picked C. Can somebody explain why is A correct?

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shaileshmishra wrote:
Studies show that children who listen too much classic music are more likely than others to become silent adults. Shawn, who is a silent adult, must have listened more classic music as a child than I did, since I am not silent.

Which of the following most closely parallels the logical structure above?

1) The shoes store in the city must have had a bigger advertisement in the Today paper than the shoes store in the countryside.

2) The shoes store in the city sold twice as many shoes as the shoes store in the countryside did last week, and a Today paper advertisement has been shown to increase the number of shoes sold.

3) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.

4) The mayor stated that all meetings would be canceled for the day if rainfall last night were greater than five inches. Therefore, since the rainfall was only four inches, we must be attending the meeting today.

5) According to research, people with unusual math talent do not achieve their true potential unless they are given formal lessons. Therefore Jeff, who has achieved his full math potential without formal lessons must not have unusual math talent.

People who like dogs also like cats. Karen does not like cats, so she must not like dogs either.

why not b?

Must VS hypothesis, this is why B is wrong (and the other answers)

rules-for-posting-in-verbal-gmat-forum-134642.html

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Carcas can u please throw some light on this question. Also I have attached a link in the post above.

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Hi Carcas,

Please explain how A is correct.The format of original question is X likely than Y to become silent adults whereas in choice A there is comparison but no outcome.

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does somebody has an explanation to this?

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24 Jun 2015, 09:54
I m still not convinced with the answer choice (A)

The Premise states that A is more likely than B , Conclusion is A must be true because B is not(might or might not be true)

How can we relate A with the same ?

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Sorry if I didnt fully explain in my previous post the reasons why A is correct and the others one do not

As such, when i said must VS hypothesis in the sense that the right choice do not mimic exactly what the stimulus tries to convey.

In the stimulus we do have something that COULD be true.

In A we do have a flaw because the question does not take in account other reasons why a person could be silent when adult. Could be the music or else.

IN the other options instead we do have clearly no alternative causes

Look at C

3) Studies show that fat people live shorter lives, on average, than thin people do. Tom is a fat man and therefore might be expected to live a shorter life than Peter, who is a thin man.

This kind of statistic is definitely true. All we know.

However, I didnt find a reliable source of this question. Yet, considering the OG question on mimic the argument this one is really not properly formulated.

I think is better to leave it behind and do not spend too much time on this one.

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10 Oct 2015, 13:29
What the what?? Can one word really make such a huge difference?

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I agree that the right contender for this OA , would be the one , which has a flaw in the reasoning. A simple reason is that the question itself is flawed in reasoning.
i.e IF X then Y.If Y then X is must.So A is definitely the correct answer, because I found option A , as an option which makes no sense at all.

But does this part below of the option A make any sense??( And yes the question was posted incorrectly , option 1 and 2 are together as one option i,e A on other forums)

and a Today paper advertisement has been shown to increase the number of shoes sold.

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