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The chairperson should not have released the Election Commission's report to the public, for the chairperson did not consult any other members of the commission about releasing the report before having it released.

The argument's conclusion can be properly inferred if which one of the following is assumed?


(A) It would have been permissible for the chairperson to release the commission's report to the public only if most other members of the commission had first given their consent.

(B) All of the members of the commission had signed the report prior to its release.

(C) The chairperson would not have been justified in releasing the commission's report if any members of the commission had serious reservations about the report's content.

(D) The chairperson would have been justified in releasing the report only if each of the commission's members would have agreed to its being released had they been consulted.

(E) Some members of the commission would have preferred that the report not be released to the public

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Originally posted by AshutoshB on 29 Aug 2018, 18:46.
Last edited by workout on 31 Aug 2018, 01:18, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 31 Aug 2018, 22:07
AshutoshB Could you please explain .. I thought C is correct
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AshutoshB Could you please explain .. I thought C is correct

Since the premise talks exclusively about not consulting any member, their agreement or disagreement is not really in scope here. Option C, D and E can thus be rejected. B is irrelevant and that leaves us with A.
A rightly talks about the members giving just their consent, i.e. the chairperson consulting the members.
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how the assumption answer choice "A" taking us to the conclusion? how to use negation test on this question?
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Hi AshutoshB,
Could you please post the OE?
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Hi AshutoshB,
Could you please post the OE?





CONCLUSION: The chairperson shouldn’t have released the report.

REASONING: The chairperson didn’t ask any other committee members whether the report should be released.

ANALYSIS: On sufficient assumption questions, you should look for a gap between reasoning and conclusion.

Here, we know only one fact: the members weren’t asked. We need to connect this to the conclusion. To prove that release was wrong, we should say “if members weren’t asked, then release was wrong”. The right answer is worded a bit differently (it’s harder to understand!) but it has the same effect.

Normally, you can diagram sufficient assumption questions. That’s because there are multiple conditional statements to link together. But this question doesn’t even have a conditional statement to diagram. There are just two separate facts. Diagramming is a useful tool, but don’t try to apply it blindly where it has no use.

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A. CORRECT. The contrapositive of this is: “consent ➞ permissible”
Since the chairperson didn’t ask the members, we don’t know whether they consented, Therefore, the release was not permissible.

B. This weakens the argument. It doesn’t prove that the release was ok, but this fact at least shows the members approved of the report.

C. We don’t know whether any commission members had objections. This doesn’t help.
Objection ➞ permissible

D. This doesn’t work. It’s possible that members would have agreed to a release if they had been consulted.
We need something that shows the release was wrong because the members weren’t consulted.

E. This doesn’t necessarily show the release was wrong. The stimulus never said that a release must obey the preferences of all members.
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