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# To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one

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To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.
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30 Dec 2007, 19:02
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

Will go for 'D'
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31 Dec 2007, 18:11
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

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31 Dec 2007, 19:43
Agree w/ B
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31 Dec 2007, 21:23
How about A. It is tough choosing between A and D. I choose A because: the argument contains two evidences - 1. The requirements mentioned to be a part of the club. 2. Robert fulfills those requirements (partly).
All the evidence given in the argument is not sufficient to draw the conclusion.

D: actually dot have a solid reason. Just that "evidence" sounds more convincing than "background".

What is OA.
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01 Jan 2008, 07:06
This is the first boldface CR i have seen, ever, so thank you.

A and D both sound plausible with the above explanations that people have given. How about C. C says that it is one of two facts (requirements of the country club and Robert's profile), and the second part is the conclusion that CAN be drawn (it is possible that the conclusion is weak, so what, its still a conclusion that COULD be drawn)
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01 Jan 2008, 07:19
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

A. is wrong in that it says "the conclusion that could not be drawn"..the conclusion can be drawn, actually
B. The first isn't the first evidence.....the first evidence is in the first part of the passage
C. to me is correct. we have two facts and the first part in boldface is one of them
D. not be drawn??
E. we don't have cause-effect in this case
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02 Jan 2008, 07:08
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

Both A and D seem plausible. I go with A.

The conclusion can't be drawn from this argument without an assumption. Just because this billionare didn't fund any hollywood movies, doesn't mean he isn't connected with the entertainment industry.
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02 Jan 2008, 12:34
I would go with C

A says the the second bold face is NOT the conclusion
B is awkward...midpoint???
C first boldface is evidence, second is the conclusion.
D second bold face, the conclusion that IS NOT drawn from the argument
E the second bold face states that it is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause...not true.
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02 Jan 2008, 13:49
I think B is the best answer. The first part of the passage includes a fact. The second an evidence and the third a conclusion.
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02 Jan 2008, 14:05
What is the OA?
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02 Jan 2008, 21:48
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

I will go with A,

The fact that Chase has not financed any Holluwood movies does not mean he does not have any connections to the entertainment industry. However, Chase`s networth is more than 10mill.. So, the first bold sentence is only part of evidence in support of the argument; and thus the conclusion can not be properly drawn from it.

B out; the evidence does not support the argument
C out; second part of C is wrong
D out; the first part is not necessary background, we do not need to know if Chase has financed any Hollywood movie, all we need to know if Chase has any connections to intertainment industry.
E out, there is no cause-effect..
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04 Jan 2008, 12:44
OA is A can anyone explain?
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04 Jan 2008, 21:37
Ravshonbek wrote:
OA is A can anyone explain?

U were killin me there rav. i was checkin on this one for a few days .

The first is evidence that supports the argument: the second is a conclusion that cannot be drawn. Why???

Any of the choices that said the conclusion can be supported should be discounted. First look at the first premise: "must not have any connections to the entertainment industry" then the next premise used is that b/c Chase has not financed any hollywood movies he must be accepted to the Club. However the argument wrongly assumes that b/c he doesn't finance hollywood movies he also doesnt finance ANY OTHER industries in ENTERTAINMENT.

This premise isnt stated so there is no way this conclusion can be given. This is why A is correct.

Not sure why D is incorrect though. The conclusion does depend on other premises (unstated), I guess b/c they are unstated or assumptions this makes D wrong. I just thought A was a better answer than D.
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04 Jan 2008, 22:40
Ok
D is wrong because of 2 points

1. the second part of D says: conclusion can not be drawn only from the first, it means that conclusion can be drawn from two premises combined. Actually, you can not conclude from these two premises combined

2. the first part of D say: 1st boldface is a neccesary thing for argument. Actually,tit is one of the sufficient
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05 Jan 2008, 04:15
Ravshonbek wrote:
To be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club, one must have a net worth of over ten million dollars and must not have any connections to the entertainment industry. Robert Chase, the publishing magnate, has a net worth of 5 billion dollars and chase has not financed any Hollywood movies, so he must be accepted as a member at the Brown Country Club.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is the part of evidence in support of this argument; the second is the conclusion that could not be drawn from all evidence that the argument contains.

(B) The first is the first-evidence that supports this argument; the second is the mainpoint that must be drawn from all evidence that the argument includes.

(C) The first is the one fact of two that argument includes; the second is the conclusion that could be drawn from this passage.

(D) The first is the background that is necessary for this argument; the second is the conclusion that is not drawn only from the first.

(E) The first is the cause that the argument includes; the second is the effect that can be drawn only from this cause.

This isn't difficult.. Ans is A and noone else is near to it...

Lets break the passage.. The first line "To be accepted as...." is nothing but a premise which gives an introdution to a specifit criterion.. Second line is an evidence to make a certain arguement/conclusion.. Third is tries as a conclusion but actually can;t be one on the basis of incomplete evidence...

Now the reason evidence is incomplete is that just beceuase he hasn't financed any movie doen;t mean he doesn't have any relationship with it.. may be he is husband of Julia roberts or pamela anderson ( Lucky he).. In that case conclusion will be absolutely wrong..

Now the other choices

B) is wrong because the main point can only be drawn from the single given evidence and which si incomplete.. SO technically you just can't draw it at all.

C) again the conclusion cannot be drawn..

D) well first is not backgrowd.. its part of evidence.. background is the very first line of passage which is necessary ..

E) this may have been a cause and effect relationship had they been fitting accurately.. but unfortunately they aint
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