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The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment. When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.

Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?


A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.

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The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment. When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.

Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?


A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.


Proposal: When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be

What this means:
Say, there are 3 prospective nominees for an office, X, Y and Z.
A prospective nominee, say X must be told that Y and Z are other NOMINEES (not other prospective nominees) and then X must consent. Only then X becomes a nominee.
Now think about it - if X is told that Y and Z are nominees, that means Y and Z have already consented to be nominees. This means both Y and Z were told about other nominees before consent. But hey, X wasn't a nominee at that time so they couldn't have been told about him.
So how does the first nominee give his consent? He cannot be told about the other nominees since they haven't given their consent yet.
So with multiple nominees, it is just not possible for anyone to become a nominee. If there is to be only one nominee, then it is ok. We tell him he is the only one, he consents and done!

Ques: Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate?

A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.
No. The proposal makes it impossible for the nominees to know who the other nominees are.

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.
The proposal makes having multiple nominees impossible. It surely wouldn't widen the choice.

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.
Several nominees are not possible. Last nominee and first nominee are irrelevant.

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.
The proposal makes having multiple nominees impossible. If there are more than 1 prospective nominees, the proposal doesn't work. So no question of a second prospective nominee at all.

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.
Correct.

Answer (E)
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The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment.
When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.
Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?

A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.




A deadlock situation, where one cannot move without the consent of another.

Suppose X and Y are nominees.
X must know who is Y before giving consent.
Similarly Y must know who is X before giving such consent.


Thus no one can give consent because no one knows who is the other nominee.
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The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment.
When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.
Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?

A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.


I choose E because if there is more than one prospective nominee, no one will become nominee. It means if we have prospective official candidate, why we need other candidates!!!

For instance, Barrack Obama is prospective official Democratic president candidate. No one, including Hillary, will become official candidate.
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Hi nelz

Wording of the argument is bit complicated but getting to the answer isn't that complicated.

I ll try to explain, if any doubt pls ask...

The argument states that

There is a proposal to amend the laws of an organization, and the drafted law is circulated among the employee.
What is the law?
When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, consent of prospective nominee must be taken and begore
his consent is sought, the nominee must be informed, who are the other nominees.

Now lets focus on the question:-
A condition is given in the question and we have to find the answer from options if the condition mentioned in the question is accurate.
Now what is that condition?

"if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated"

"Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate"
i.e. As per the law under consideration, the before taking the consent of the nominee he must be informed who are the other prospective nominees. So if we don't know who the actual nominees are, will we able to inform the nominee whose consent is to be taken that who are other nominees participating in the election.

Now you have to find an option to judge the accuracy of the statement explained above

Consider option E

E If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.
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Argument provides below information:

Info1 : A proposal to amend the bylaws was circulated.

Info2 : If there are more than 1 nominee then 2 conditions are to be met:
a. Prospective nominees must consent for nomination
b. Before the consent need to be told the names of other nominees.

Question stem asks to pick the answer choice that meets the above demand and the condition provided:
Condition given is: Name of the actual nominees cannot be given until the prospective nominees give their consent.

The condition given above is in contrast to the condition given in the argument. But the condition given in the argument applies only in the case of more than 1 nominees. Thus, to meet the both the condition (given in the argument and in the question stem) there must be only 1 nominee.
E states this but in different words stating that if there are more than 1 nominee then the proposal is impossible to work.
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One good question...

The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment.
When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.
Before nomination must know the other candidates

Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate
if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?
this means a candidate will first give its consent to be nominated , then they are known to others

From above two are contradicting one is telling that they will know others then they will file nomination,
other one tells that first they will file and then will be nominated.


A. The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.
not possible as we have an contradictory situation above

B. The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.
not possible as we have an contradictory situation above

C. If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.
out of context

D. The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.
out of context

E. If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.
Correct: there can be only one nominee
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The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment. When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.

According to the stimulus, the suggested procedural order is awareness of other nominees=>nominee gives consent. But the current rule reverses this: nominee gives consent => awareness of other nominees.

Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?

A The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.
The proposal wouldn't make it possible for the nominees to be aware of the others because they would have needed to know who the other nominees were prior to becoming nominees themselves.
B The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.
The proposal doesn't affect the choice of nominees.
C If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.
equal treatment is out of scope
D The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known. withdrawal is out of scope

E If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee. With more than one nominee it would be impossible, since to give consent one needs to know the other nominees but to know the other nominees one needs to give consent.
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