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When people predict that certain result will not take place

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20. When people predict that certain result will not take place unless a certain action is taken, they believe that they have learned that the prediction is correct when the action is taken and the result occurs. On reflection, however, it often becomes clear that the result admits of more than one interpretation.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the claims above?
(A) Judging the success of an action requires specifying the goal of the action.
(B) Judging which action to take after a prediction is made requires knowing about other actions that have been successful in similar past situations.
(C) Learning whether a certain predictive strategy is good requires knowing the result using that strategy through several trials.
(D) Distinguishing a correct prediction and effective action from an incorrect prediction and ineffective action is often impossible.
(E) Making a successful prediction requires knowing the facts about the context of that prediction.
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To my mind, it is E.
Because the action is a necessary condition for the result, but it is not stated whether it is a sufficient condition.
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New post 22 Jul 2006, 13:47
mind twister again :madd

I believe it is b/w B and C :?:

I will go with C

B E and A talk about successful result, which we don't know... it doesn't say that result is successful... it says on the reflection there is more than 1 interpretation.

D seems out of scope to me

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OA is D... i dont hve the OE
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New post 23 Jul 2006, 07:27
Actually the passage states the results admit "more than one interpretation." This means it is difficult (or impossible) to predict the exact action and result.

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