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# Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently

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13 Jun 2018, 20:22
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Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently been dealing with financial difficulties. Whenever a policy-holder makes a claim, a claims coordinator determines the amount of money Sure Enough Insurance is obligated to pay. The aforementioned financial difficulties are forcing Sure Enough Insurance to fire 25% of its claim coordinators. To ensure Sure Enough Insurance's ability to handle claims within a reasonable time period, consultants recommend that Sure Enough Insurance lay off those coordinators who now take the longest time, on average, to complete work on their assigned claims.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument; the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim.

B. The first is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the argument challenges; the second is that explanation.

D. The first is part of the evidence presented in the argument; the second is the argument's conclusion.

E. The first is the argument's conclusion; the second is the evidence on which this conclusion is based.

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13 Jun 2018, 21:34
IMO the answer should be D. The first is the evidence to support the conclusion and the second is the conclusion of the argument itself.
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13 Jun 2018, 21:52
The passage is informative. It does not "challenge" or question the accuracy of an issue. Eliminate A, B, C
Between D and E, pick which boldface statement is more likely the conclusion. Answer should be D.
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14 Jun 2018, 00:33
A. The first is a ((claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument)); the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim. incorrect

B. The first ((is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion)); the second is that conclusion. incorrect

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the ((argument challenges;)) ((the second is that explanation.)) - incorrect

D. The first //is part of the evidence presented in the argument//; the second is the //argument's conclusion//. - correct.

E. The first is the ((argument's conclusion;)) the ((second is the evidence)) on which this conclusion is based. - incorrect

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14 Jun 2018, 03:22
The answer is D. Clearly, the second part is a conclusion. So, C is out. First part is not a conclusion. So, E is out. Left with A, B, D

A: Accuracy of a claim is not an issue. It is a fact. So, A is out
B: The evidence does not challenge the conclusion. So, B is out.

We left with D.
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20 Jun 2018, 22:06
Please explain this.I am confused about the evidence part in option D.What constitutes a evidence in CR questions.And how can we conclude it is a evidence or a premise.
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29 Mar 2019, 01:47
Bunuel wrote:
Sure Enough Insurance is a large insurance company that has recently been dealing with financial difficulties. Whenever a policy-holder makes a claim, a claims coordinator determines the amount of money Sure Enough Insurance is obligated to pay. The aforementioned financial difficulties are forcing Sure Enough Insurance to fire 25% of its claim coordinators. To ensure Sure Enough Insurance's ability to handle claims within a reasonable time period, consultants recommend that Sure Enough Insurance lay off those coordinators who now take the longest time, on average, to complete work on their assigned claims.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is a claim whose accuracy is an issue in the argument; the second is a conclusion drawn from that claim.

BF 1 is not a claim, and no matter of accuracy is discussed in the passage. Eliminate

B. The first is evidence that challenges the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.

Though BF 2 is the main conclusion, but BF do not challenge to the argument's conclusion. Eliminate

C. The first is evidence that favors an explanation the argument challenges; the second is that explanation.

BF 2 is not anexplanation. Eliminate

D. The first is part of the evidence presented in the argument; the second is the argument's conclusion.

Correct.

E. The first is the argument's conclusion; the second is the evidence on which this conclusion is based.

BF 1 is not a conclusion. Eliminate
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