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# Until she was given tenure at the college, Susan was considered

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Updated on: 13 Jul 2019, 03:20
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Until she was given tenure at the college, Susan was considered an average teacher. It is clear that if her receiving tenure was justified, then Susan was much better than average or very loyal. Soon after she was awarded tenure, however, it was shown that she was not better than average. Thus, one is forced to conclude that Susan must have been very loyal.

Which one of the following states an assumption upon which the argument depends?

(A) Susan being given tenure was justified.
(B) Susan was a teacher at a college.
(C) Giving tenure to someone who is very loyal would be justified.
(D) Anyone who gets tenure is very loyal.
(E) If someone is an above average teacher or very loyal, then they deserve tenure.

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Originally posted by rohan2345 on 25 Apr 2017, 08:12.
Last edited by SajjadAhmad on 13 Jul 2019, 03:20, edited 1 time in total.
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25 Apr 2017, 16:50
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Until she was given tenure at the college, Susan was considered an average teacher. It is clear that if her receiving tenure was justified, then Susan was much better than average or very loyal. Soon after she was awarded tenure, however, it was shown that she was not better than average. Thus, one is forced to conclude that Susan must have been very loyal.

Which one of the following states an assumption upon which the argument depends?

(A) Susan being given tenure was justified.
(B) Susan was a teacher at a college.
(C) Giving tenure to someone who is very loyal would be justified.
(D) Anyone who gets tenure is very loyal.
(E) If someone is an above average teacher or very loyal, then they deserve tenure.

If susan got a tenure then that only means that either she was loyal or she was above avarage,the premise already specifies that she was not more than average and that means that she must be loyal.Now if her tenure was wrong then that would break the argument because then she was not the rightful candidate for the tenure ,and if it was justified then that would mean that she was loyal.

Option A correctly covers that point.
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01 Mar 2018, 05:05
clear A. Didn't even bother looking over other choices.

Premise: Justified -> very loyal or better than average.
conclusion: not better than average, so should have very loyal

Missing premise: Susan tenture is justified to arrive at the conclusion that is very loyal.

Option (A) exacts states that
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01 Mar 2018, 12:45
I was confused between A and E. I understand why A should be the right answer but I am not sure why E is incorrect.

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16 Mar 2018, 08:53
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Tanvi94 wrote:
I was confused between A and E. I understand why A should be the right answer but I am not sure why E is incorrect.

Thanks.

As far as I understood, E has repeated the conditions stated in the argument that either you have to be loyal or above average to deserve the job, henceforth I have gone with A which ruins the entire passage if you negate it, Thanks.
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06 Apr 2019, 08:26
Is option C not a assumption but premise already told in passage and for this reason we should cancel out C
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