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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report stating that almost one quarter of all known mammal species on Earth are in danger of extinction. Therefore, there is a dire need to redirect public funding toward habitat conservation, which is cited as the most pressing issue for the endangered species.

The argument above relies on which of the following methods of reasoning?

(A)Citing an authority
(B)Providing an analogy
(C)Noting ulterior motives
(D)Pointing out unconsidered consequences
(E)Demonstrating a logical inconsistency

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Found this in the knewton course. Do we get such questions in GMAT?
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A seems to be better than other options.

A) the argument does cites authority or report of International Union for Conservation of Nature.

B)wrong- No analogy is provided. One problem is talked and a possible solution is recommended.

C) wrong -It never questions the motives of any organisation but readily believes in the report given by International Union for Conservation of Nature

D) wrong -It in fact considers the possible consequences of not solving the issue soon as given according to report. No hint of 'unconsidered' consequences is given in argument.

E) wrong - readily believes in report so never shows any inconsistency.

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method of reasoning and parallel reasoning question are sure in LSAT but rare in GMAT. from what I have read about CR questions on various prep companies websites, method of reasoning /parallel reasoning question represents less than 2% of question type on CR. so low chances that a test taker will encounter such questions . However if you are doing well then you can get such a question.

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The argument above RELIES on which of the following methods of reasoning?

The question "The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report stating that almost one quarter of all known mammal species on Earth are in danger of extinction. Therefore, there is a dire need to redirect public funding toward habitat conservation..." compares two items that are correlated but not dependent on each other... until... "which is cited as the most pressing issue for the endangered species."

The answer is A, it relies on the method of Citing an authority.

Without citing a proper authority, this citation that habitat is the most pressing issue for endangered species, then the problem can be linked to any other external factor, such as hunting, lack of food source, etc.

Answer: A
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+1 for A.

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New post 07 Aug 2011, 20:44
A also. I notice that no one talks about stratagie. These problems should be prephrased because so you can save time
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+1 for A...the argument depends on the statistics compiled by the authority (International Union)
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