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# Tamara: My previous employer, WXY Corporation, owes me my

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02 Oct 2010, 09:23
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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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02 Oct 2010, 10:57
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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.

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02 Oct 2010, 21:42
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.
Now
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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02 Oct 2010, 22:23
Took me a very long time but D it is.
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04 Nov 2010, 05:39
Obviously D

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04 May 2014, 05:22
is this really a GMAT question???? i dont think so
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04 May 2014, 12:05
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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19 Feb 2016, 20:45
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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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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