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The only plants in the garden were tulips, but they were

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New post 20 Aug 2018, 05:11
The original argument does not look flawed to me. Can GMATNinja or souvik101990 please explain this question and answer?

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The only plants in the garden were tulips, but they were tall tulips. So the only plants in the garden were tall plants.

Which one of the following exhibits faulty reasoning most similar to the faulty reasoning in the argument above?

(A) The only dogs in the show were poodles and they were all black poodles. So all the dogs in the show were black.

(B) All the buildings on the block were tall. The only buildings on the block were office buildings and residential towers. So all the office buildings on the block were tall buildings.

(C) All the primates in the zoo were gorillas. The only gorillas in the zoo were small gorillas. Thus the only primates in the zoo were small primates.

(D) The only fruit in the kitchen was pears but the pears were not ripe. Thus none of the fruit in the kitchen was ripe.

(E) All the grand pianos here are large. All the grand pianos here are heavy. Thus everything large is heavy.


tall tulips is a type of tulips and this does not mean that the tulips were tall(height)
tall tulips are also small when young, so the reasoning is faulty for that reason.

A.its specifically given that the dogs were black so all dogs has to be black(no error of reasoning)
B.reverse logic
C.Correct similarity in the reasoning and wrong for the right reason :P
D.specifically given not ripe(its not a quality its a specification or a state)
E.no error of reasoning, same as in D.

C is correct answer.
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New post 21 Jun 2019, 01:54
This one almost jumps at you (gorilla pun)

All tulips tall => Does not mean that tulips are tall plants in general
All Gorillas small => Does not make Gorillas small primates (Have you seen gorillas?)

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