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While many people think of the lottery as a harmless way to have fun and possibly win some
money, buying lottery tickets is a form of gambling. Therefore, public officials shouldn’t buy
lottery tickets.

The argument above relies upon which of the following assumptions?
(A) Individuals who play the lottery are less likely to win a big payout than they are to be killed in a car crash.
(B) Some public officials are guilty of much more serious offenses than gambling.
(C) Public officials shouldn’t gamble.
(D) Many public officials are easily tempted to violate rules governing their positions.
(E) Most lottery winners are not made as happy by their winnings as they expected.

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the correct answer as per Manhattan GRE 5lb is C BUT How come?
"buying lottery tickets is a form of gambling" is a Fact, not assumption and "public officials shouldn’t buy lottery tickets" is the CONCLUSION. (C) Public officials shouldn’t gamble. is also the conclusion. the author of this question begging the question of why the officials shouldn't buy a damn ticket :?

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In Assumption question our purpose is to find a sentence/option which would support in proving the conclusion correct.

If you look at the options . Option C supports the conclusion that Therefore, public officials shouldn’t buy
lottery tickets.


While many people think of the lottery as a harmless way to have fun and possibly win some
money, buying lottery tickets is a form of gambling -------- Assumption ---------------- Therefore, public officials shouldn’t buy
lottery tickets.


While many people think of the lottery as a harmless way to have fun and possibly win some
money, buying lottery tickets is a form of gambling --------Public officials shouldn’t gamble---------------- Therefore, public officials shouldn’t buy
lottery tickets.

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New post 30 Oct 2017, 12:36
Now it looks more logical. I missed the part "while many people" which make it an assumption, not a fact. thank you so much for your perfect clear explanation.

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