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The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures,

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The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures, but not both, for the midwest art show to be held next spring. If Fillmore’s sculptures are chosen, then the show will contain bronze works. If Clivestone’s sculptures are selected, the show will contain sculptures made from stainless steel.

Assuming the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following statements must also be true?

(A) The art show might contain no bronze or stainless steel sculptures.
(B) If the art show contains bronze sculptures, then it is certain that Fillmore’s sculptures were chosen for the show.
(C) The art show will certainly contain either bronze or stainless steel sculptures, and the art show will most certainly not contain both types of sculptures.
(D) If the art show contains stainless steel sculptures, it is possible, but not certain, that Clivestone’s sculptures were selected by the jury for the show.
(E) If the art show contains neither bronze nor stainless steel sculptures, it is certain that neither Fillmore’s nor Clivestone’s sculptures were selected for the show.

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Re: The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures, [#permalink]

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The art jury has to make a selection between C and F. It is not given that either of them will be the only displayed work in the art show.

D accurately depicts this scenario.
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The art jury has to make a selection between C and F. If C is selected then stainless steel will be there and if F is selected bronze will be there.

So if both bronze and stainless steel are not there, shouldn't it mean neither C nor F was selected?

Then won't E be a better choice?
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Re: The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures, [#permalink]

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There are two possibilities --

1. Fillmore's sculptures chosen --> show contains bronze works
2. Clivestone's sculptures chosen --> show contains stainless steel sculptures

Either 1 happens or 2, but not both.
Moreover, look at #1 carefully. It states that the show WILL contain bronze works. We are not certain WHETHER show will contain stainless steel sculptures or not. We CANNOT rule out the possibility that the show might contain stainless steel sculptures. All that we know for certain is that the show will contain bronze works.

Similar reasoning can be applied to #2.

Option A - Incorrect
Since either #1 or #2 HAS to happen, this option would be incorrect.

Option B - Incorrect
We cannot say this for certain. It is also entirely possible that Clivestone's sculptures were chosen. This does not preclude the possibility of having bronze sculptures at the show.
Also, note that point #1 talks about "bronze works", not "bronze sculptures".

Option C - Incorrect
"the art show will most certainly not contain both types of sculptures" -- We cannot infer this. See the reasoning above.

Option D - Correct answer
Because it is also possible that if the show contains stainless steel sculptures, Fillmore's sculptures are selected.

Option E - Incorrect
"neither bronze nor stainless steel sculptures" = "neither bronze sculptures nor stainless steel sculptures"
This is possible if Fillmore's sculptures are selected. This means that there WILL definitely be bronze works at the show, not necessarily bronze sculptures.

"it is certain that neither Fillmore’s nor Clivestone’s sculptures were selected for the show" -- this directly contradicts the premise given in the argument.
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Re: The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures, [#permalink]

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The art jury has to make a selection between C and F. If C is selected then stainless steel will be there and if F is selected bronze will be there.

So if both bronze and stainless steel are not there, shouldn't it mean neither C nor F was selected?

Then won't E be a better choice?



Lets say that art jury has already selected works from other artists and now only one place is left. There are 2 contenders C and F. Art jury has to choose between C and F and cannot select both.

Even if both are not selected then there is a possibility that any one of the artists have used the material made from stainless steel or bronze.

This scenario negates option E.

It is must be true option which should be true in all scenarios.
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Re: The art jury will select either Fillmore’s or Clivestone’s sculptures, [#permalink]

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New post 07 Apr 2017, 05:09
The jury will decide weather to select Fillmore's or Clivestone's sculpture, F contains Bronze and C contains Stainless steel so according to the given choice if there are no bronze or Stainless steel sculpture then it 'MUST BE' the case that neither of them are selected and the question stem ask what must be true.
For choice D , it can be or it cannot be case. So as per my understanding of the passage answer should be E but please correct me if I am wrong or missed anything as I have just started preparation so I might be wrong :-D
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