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# The sound of guitar feels less enchanting to Jimmy than the sound of a

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12 Mar 2020, 06:17
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The sound of guitar feels less enchanting to Jimmy than the sound of any other type of string instrument. While all members of Jimmy’s family are trained in music, none of his family members feels significant charm for guitars. Mr Briggs, who is considered the local authority on string instruments, believes that guitar is one of the central pieces of contemporary music and its sound is sweeter than that of most other string instruments. Hence, the music training received by Jimmy’s other family members must be flawed.

From the information presented in support of the conclusion, it can be properly inferred that

(A) none of Jimmy’s family members have a thorough knowledge of music
(B) Jimmy prefers listening to guitar than listening to any non-string instrument
(C) the training in music received by Jimmy is not the same as that received by his other family members
(D) flawed music training always leads to the lack of appreciation for guitar
(E) unflawed music training always leads to an appreciation for guitar
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12 Mar 2020, 06:54
The sound of guitar feels less enchanting to Jimmy than the sound of any other type of string instrument. While all members of Jimmy’s family are trained in music, none of his family members feels significant charm for guitars. Mr Briggs, who is considered the local authority on string instruments, believes that guitar is one of the central pieces of contemporary music and its sound is sweeter than that of most other string instruments. Hence, the music training received by Jimmy’s other family members must be flawed.

From the information presented in support of the conclusion, it can be properly inferred that

(A) none of Jimmy’s family members have a thorough knowledge of music
(B) Jimmy prefers listening to guitar than listening to any non-string instrument
(C) the training in music received by Jimmy is not the same as that received by his other family members
(D) flawed music training always leads to the lack of appreciation for guitar
(E) unflawed music training always leads to an appreciation for guitar

Why the answer couldn't be 'D'

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31 Mar 2020, 14:21
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aishwaryasngh96 wrote:

Why the answer couldn't be 'D'

All we know from the stimulus is that "lack of appreciation for the guitar => flawed music training". D) Is suggesting the opposite relationship, that "flawed music training => lack of appreciation for guitar". This is not shown in the stimulus. For example, maybe your music training is flawed because you don't appreciate the violin, but you actually do appreciate the guitar. This would make the relationship in D) invalid.

E) is the correct answer because "lack of appreciation for the guitar => flawed music training" means that if you have unflawed music training you must appreciate the guitar, or "unflawed music training => appreciate the guitar".
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31 Mar 2020, 16:21
ajaygaur319 wrote:
The sound of guitar feels less enchanting to Jimmy than the sound of any other type of string instrument. While all members of Jimmy’s family are trained in music, none of his family members feels significant charm for guitars. Mr Briggs, who is considered the local authority on string instruments, believes that guitar is one of the central pieces of contemporary music and its sound is sweeter than that of most other string instruments. Hence, the music training received by Jimmy’s other family members must be flawed.

From the information presented in support of the conclusion, it can be properly inferred that

(A) none of Jimmy’s family members have a thorough knowledge of music
(B) Jimmy prefers listening to guitar than listening to any non-string instrument
(C) the training in music received by Jimmy is not the same as that received by his other family members
(D) flawed music training always leads to the lack of appreciation for guitar
(E) unflawed music training always leads to an appreciation for guitar

What argument say

Lack of appreciation of gitar and the outcome of the s training is flawed (this is the result or outcome that author deduce when he found someone not liking the gitar)

Lack of appreciation -> Flawed training

If A-> B that ~B -> ~A

Therefore

Not Flawed -> Appreciation of Gitar

Please check whether my reasoning is correct or not
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11 Apr 2020, 06:46
Dear Experts,

Need your help regarding Option E , i know that its not option D , But i am not getting how reverse of a effect will lead to reverse of the cause.
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11 Apr 2020, 10:31
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Premise: If NOT A, then NOT B
Valid inference: If B, then A
Invalid inference: If NOT B, then NOT A
Invalid inference: If A, then B

Now, back to the problem: If [guitar is] NOT appreciated, then NOT sufficiently trained.
Valid inference: If sufficiently trained, then [guitar is] appreciated.

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11 Apr 2020, 17:04
Could this also be explained to me? Thanks!
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15 Apr 2020, 10:35
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davidbrandigs wrote:
Could this also be explained to me? Thanks!

Do you have any idea about negation technique.?

This is something related to logical questions.

if A-----> B ( if A leads to B , or if A than B happens ) this mean that if B doesn't than A will not happen

i.e if (not B)------> (Not A).

Rest all is wrong.

if (not A) ----> (not B) - Wrong
if A----> (Not B)- Wrong
if B(not)----> A- Wrong
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16 Apr 2020, 04:56
Dear Experts,

Could you please provide a detailed solution to this question?
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