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We learn to use most of the machines in our lives through written instructions, without knowledge of the machines'inner workings, because mosl machines are specifically designed for use by nonexperts. So, in general, attaining technological expertise would prepare students for tomorrow's job market no better than would a more traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skills.
The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?
A) Fewer people receive a traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skiils now than did 20 years ago.
B) Facility in operating machines designed for use by nonexperts is almost never enhanced by expert knowledge of the machines' inner workings.
C) Most jobs in tomorrow's job market will not demand the ability to operate many machines that are designed for use only by experts.
D) Students cannot attain technological expertise and also receive an education that does not neglect verbal and quantitative skills.
E) When learning to use a machine, technological expertise is never more important than verbal and quantitative skills.

Please explain your reasoning. Will post OA soon.
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We learn to use most of the machines in our lives through written instructions, without knowledge of the machines'inner workings, because mosl machines are specifically designed for use by nonexperts. So, in general, attaining technological expertise would prepare students for tomorrow's job market no better than would a more traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skills.
The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?
A) Fewer people receive a traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skiils now than did 20 years ago.
B) Facility in operating machines designed for use by nonexperts is almost never enhanced by expert knowledge of the machines' inner workings.
C) Most jobs in tomorrow's job market will not demand the ability to operate many machines that are designed for use only by experts.
D) Students cannot attain technological expertise and also receive an education that does not neglect verbal and quantitative skills.
E) When learning to use a machine, technological expertise is never more important than verbal and quantitative skills.

Please explain your reasoning. Will post OA soon.


Choice C.

The conclusion states that technological knowledge is just as useful as trad. edu. when it comes to preparing for tomorrow's job market.
Since most machines are made for use by non-experts, those machines in most workplaces will NOT require expert operational knowledge.

Choice C fills in the gap nicely, between the premise and conclusion: "Most jobs in tmrw's job market will NOT demand the ability to operate machines designed for experts."
If this were negated: Most jobs in trmw's job market WILL demand the ability to operate machines designed for exerpts ... then, technological mastery of such machinery is absolutely essential for tomorrow's job market.
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We learn to use most of the machines without expert knowledge of the machines'inner workings.

So, in general, attaining technological expertise would prepare students for tomorrow's job market no better than would a more traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skills.

Assumption: Learning technical knowledge is not very useful for their future as probably there is not much demand for it.

The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

A) Fewer people receive a traditional education stressing verbal and quantitative skills now than did 20 years ago.
how many people received the traditional education and how much did they vary in number do not matter. Traditional education is mentioned only to explain the point by an analogy.

B) Facility in operating machines designed for use by non-experts is almost never enhanced by expert knowledge of the machines' inner workings.
we do not get any more facilities by learning machine expertise. Even though this may be true as per the argument. We dont need to assume this.

C) Most jobs in tomorrow's job market will not demand the ability to operate many machines that are designed for use only by experts.
(This is inline with our assumption mentioned above)

D) Students cannot attain technological expertise and also receive an education that does not neglect verbal and quantitative skills.
(There is no point of assuming that student cannot do something as the argument only meant that the tech education wont be much useful.)

E) When learning to use a machine, technological expertise is never more important than verbal and quantitative skills.
the importance of kills is mentioned/related nowhere and need not assumed.
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