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New post 08 May 2015, 06:45
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vjsharma25 wrote:
The solution to any environmental problem that is not
the result of government mismanagement can only lie
in major changes in consumer habits. But major
changes in consumer habits will occur only if such
changes are economically enticing. As a result, few
serious ecological problems will be solved unless the
solutions are made economically enticing.

The conclusion drawn in the argument above follows
logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Few serious ecological problems are the result
of government mismanagement.
(B) No environmental problems that stem from
government mismanagement have solutions
that are economically feasible.
(C) Major changes in consumer habits can be made
economically enticing.
(D) Most environmental problems that are not the
result of government mismanagement are major
ecological problems.
(E) Few serious ecological problems can be solved
by major changes in consumer habits.

I fell for C :-(


Got it..Its A.IT took me 5 mins to rule out other choices.

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The solution to any environmental problem+result of government mismanagement----->major changes in consumer habits
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New post 09 Jul 2015, 21:04
A tough one to crack. I was confused between A and E.
By negating E, we can see that it actually reverses the conclusion. So E is out.
So +1 A
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Conclusion:-
Quote:
“ As a result, few
serious ecological problems will be solved unless the
solutions are made economically enticing.”


Quote:
The conclusion drawn in the argument above follows
logically if which one of the following is assumed?


Few means None. Conclusion says no serious ecological problem will be solved without making the solution economically enticing.
So all serious ecological problem has only one solution and that solution should be economically enticing which further means the problem can be solved only by changing consumer habits. In that case the cause of problem is because of some reason other than gov mismanagement and all serious ecological problems are because of non gov reason. So the answer is A.
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vjsharma25 wrote:
The solution to any environmental problem that is not
the result of government mismanagement can only lie
in major changes in consumer habits. But major
changes in consumer habits will occur only if such
changes are economically enticing. As a result, few
serious ecological problems will be solved unless the
solutions are made economically enticing.

The conclusion drawn in the argument above follows
logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Few serious ecological problems are the result
of government mismanagement.
(B) No environmental problems that stem from
government mismanagement have solutions
that are economically feasible.
(C) Major changes in consumer habits can be made
economically enticing.
(D) Most environmental problems that are not the
result of government mismanagement are major
ecological problems.
(E) Few serious ecological problems can be solved
by major changes in consumer habits.

I fell for C :-(



It's a classic case of causation fallacy : Let me draw you the picture :

1) Problems that are not due to govt. mismanagement(PNG) can be soved only by changes in consumer habits (CC)
2) CC can only happen if solutions are Economically feasible (EF)

So till now

EF -> CC -> Solution of PNG

Now conclusion :

few serious ecological problems will be solved unless the solutions are made economically enticing.

Now notice!!! it is talking about serious ecological problems on a whole. And not only PNG.

What if 95% of problems were due to govt. mismanagement?

So wee need something to connect P due to govt and the whole of the issue

Few serious ecological problems are the result
of government mismanagement.

does that perfectly. It is very important to have clarity of words in CR. Don't rush. Arguments are a play of words. If you miss a step, you fall into a trap
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Lets say X=environmental problem that is not the result of government mismanagement
Thus to solve X means pushing for economically enticing changes. Now lets say Y=any serious ecological problem. Acc to the argument very few Y's will be solved unless economically enticing changes happen. So it means most Y's are X/few Y's are not X.
A. Few Y are non X. (correct)
B. No X has economically feasible solution. We know that most Y's are X and if the X has no solution than we can't conclude at first place.
C. irrelevant
D. Most X's are Y. It doesn't tell anything about the composition of Y. Logically Most Y's should be X and not the vice versa for the conclusion to hold.
E. Its completely false because the conclusion says that most serious ecological problems can be solved by changes in consumer habit/changes that are economically enticing.


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The conclusion says: As a result, few serious ecological problems will be solved unless the solutions are made economically enticing.



Few is the keyword here.
Only few serious ecological problems will be solved by making the solutions economically enticing. This means rest serious problems are not related to consumer habits. They are related to government mismanagement.

Hence answer A.
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key words are "environment problem" and "ecological problem" => A and D are left
Next, take notice of what is stated in the conclusion.
few ecological problem will NOT be solved IF solutions are enticing = conclusion
=> probably, it is because government result in "few serious ecological problem" => A is correct

It is true that there are many assumptions, and many scenario, A is the most logically correct.
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Imo A
I would avoid such question since they take a lot time and are not GMAT like.
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wow, I never believe a non-gmat question gets so many bookmarked. The discussion of this question has one thing in common. That is, the top advice is to stay away from a question that will not give much benefits.
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New post 11 Jan 2018, 06:19
Tough..OA is A

This is my reasoning.

-> 'unless the solutions are made economically' means
if there is ecologically enticing, problem can be solved.
: it means that Problem is not because of government.

So A is correct.
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Bumping for discussion. Really interesting LSAT question!
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