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The law firm of Sutherlin, Perez, and Associates is one of the most successful law firms whose primary specialization is in criminal defense cases. In fact, the firm has a better than 90 percent acquittal rate in such cases. Dalton is an attorney whose primary specialization is in divorce cases, so Dalton certainly cannot be a member of Sutherlin, Perez, and
Associates.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

(A) offers in support of its conclusion pieces of evidence that are mutually contradictory

(B) overlooks the possibility that a person can practice law without being a member of a law firm

(C) concludes that someone is not a member of a group on the grounds that that person does not have a characteristic that the group as a whole has

(D) takes a high rate of success among the members of a group to indicate that the successes are evenly spread among the members

(E) states a generalization based on a selection that is not representative of the group about which the generalization is supposed to hold true
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The argument presents a generalized scenario and then talks about an individual.

It says since the firm is specialized in one skill while the person is specialized in another skill so that person doesn't belong to this firm.

We need to find out the flaw in the reasoning:

(A) offers in support of its conclusion pieces of evidence that are mutually contradictory : We are not told the two things are contradictory.

(B) overlooks the possibility that a person can practice law without being a member of a law firm : No, it is actually saying since that person is not practicing that thing, so he is not the member, This point is the other way round.

(C) concludes that someone is not a member of a group on the grounds that that person does not have a characteristic that the group as a whole has : Yes, so this is what the author is saying. Since that person doesn't have those characteristics, he cannot be the member of that group. Oh come on !!

(D) takes a high rate of success among the members of a group to indicate that the successes are evenly spread among the members : Success?? What is this?

(E) states a generalization based on a selection that is not representative of the group about which the generalization is supposed to hold true : He is using specialization from generalization. While the option is saying the other way round.
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Imo C easy one
concludes that someone is not a member of a group on the grounds that that person does not have a characteristic that the group as a whole has
It tells us what the argument is missing
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What an awful question. This is not how the GMAT phrases CR questions

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C it is. Since the person doesn't have those characteristics, he cannot be the member of that group.perfect.
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