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Tamara: My previous employer, WXY Corporation, owes me my final paycheck, and I have been having trouble collecting it. Tomorrow, I am going to WXY 's payroll office with an attorney, and I am not coming home without my final paycheck. So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck.

Which of the following best describes the flaw in Tamara's reasoning?

-It erroneously presumes that WXY can afford to pay Tamara's final paycheck.
-It mistakenly assumes that the presence of an attorney will guarantee the collection of the final paycheck.
- It unfairly attacks the character of the employees in WXY 's payroll office rather than the policies they execute.
-It mistakes something that could be true for something that must be true.
-It equivocates with respect to the term "collect."

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Tamara: My previous employer, WXY Corporation, owes me my final paycheck, and I have been having trouble collecting it. Tomorrow, I am going to WXY 's payroll office with an attorney, and I am not coming home without my final paycheck. So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck.

Which of the following best describes the flaw in Tamara's reasoning?

-It erroneously presumes that WXY can afford to pay Tamara's final paycheck.
Out of scope.
-It mistakenly assumes that the presence of an attorney will guarantee the collection of the final paycheck.
Could be. Option to be considered for a second glance.
- It unfairly attacks the character of the employees in WXY 's payroll office rather than the policies they execute.
Out of scope.
-It mistakes something that could be true for something that must be true.
Good candidate.
-It equivocates with respect to the term "collect."
Seriously out of scope.

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To choose between B and D.

If the argument is carefully read again, we can know that the resoning - [highlight]"So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck."[/highlight] is not connected with the attorney but with the statement itself.

For example:

Birds with feathers can fly. Ostrich is a bird, hence ostrich can fly. -- Even here the first statement only tells us that something can be true and not must be true.

Hence answer is option D.
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hemanthp wrote:
Tamara: My previous employer, WXY Corporation, owes me my final paycheck, and I have been having trouble collecting it. Tomorrow, I am going to WXY 's payroll office with an attorney, and I am not coming home without my final paycheck. So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck.

Which of the following best describes the flaw in Tamara's reasoning?

-It erroneously presumes that WXY can afford to pay Tamara's final paycheck.
-It mistakenly assumes that the presence of an attorney will guarantee the collection of the final paycheck.
- It unfairly attacks the character of the employees in WXY 's payroll office rather than the policies they execute.
-It mistakes something that could be true for something that must be true.
-It equivocates with respect to the term "collect."


I am going to WXY 's payroll office with an attorney, and I am not coming home without my final paycheck.

So it means he won't be coming home without the check. If he comes back it means that he has got the check.
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So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck.
This doesn't mean that he must not have got the check. It can also happen that he has got the check but due to other circumstances he was not able to come back to home.

So clearly D
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Took me a very long time but D it is.
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New post 04 May 2014, 05:22
is this really a GMAT question???? i dont think so
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My answer is D. Not collecting the check may not be the only reason to not see Tamara home next night.
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hemanthp wrote:
Tamara: My previous employer, WXY Corporation, owes me my final paycheck, and I have been having trouble collecting it. Tomorrow, I am going to WXY 's payroll office with an attorney, and I am not coming home without my final paycheck. So, if I am not home tomorrow night, you will know that I haven't collected my final paycheck.

Which of the following best describes the flaw in Tamara's reasoning?


-It erroneously presumes that WXY can afford to pay Tamara's final paycheck.
out of scope.

-It mistakenly assumes that the presence of an attorney will guarantee the collection of the final paycheck.
not really. she said that she would go with an attorney. and she leaves the possibility of not getting the check.

- It unfairly attacks the character of the employees in WXY 's payroll office rather than the policies they execute.
out of scope.

-It mistakes something that could be true for something that must be true.
aha! she might receive the check, but still not come home.

-It equivocates with respect to the term "collect."
irrelevant
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New post 28 Mar 2016, 13:21
somehow know that option d is the correct option, but am not able to understand how?
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New post 08 Jan 2018, 06:17
wow, this question is so good.
B and C can be safely removed.
There is a question in which E is the answer, but I do think the term "collect" is fine here -> E is out.
The argument does not mention about the information in A, and even if it does, D is still better b/c D connects with the flow of logic of the argument. Also, the argument already talks about the scenario of no final paycheck.
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