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Xycorp plans to develop an innovative new video game involving extremely realistic three-dimensional simulations of hand-to-hand combat. The cost of developing and refining the relevant technology, however, is prohibitive for Xycorp, so the company must look to outside sources for funding. The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations, so it is clear that Xycorp will have to look for funding from non-military sources.

Which of the following is assumed in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) The market for video games such as Xycorp's proposed product will not expand markedly in the near future.

(B) Xycorp's development project will be so costly that only large organizations, such as the military, will be able to provide sufficient funding for it.

(C) In originally conceiving the idea for the new video game, the developers at Xycorp were not inspired by actual, historical military operations.

(D) The military will not use the new gaming technology to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.

(E) The military does not stay abreast of non-military technological developments such as video games.
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Xycorp plans to develop an innovative new video game involving extremely realistic three-dimensional simulations of hand-to-hand combat. The cost of developing and refining the relevant technology, however, is prohibitive for Xycorp, so the company must look to outside sources for funding. The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations, so it is clear that Xycorp will have to look for funding from non-military sources.

A line of assumption shall be:

1. new gaming technology is not meant for military operations or new gaming technology is not designed for actual combat.

2. Military will not find it useful for training or operations.

the choice C and D is based on above two assumptions.

I am confused how the question does have two assumptions.

Could any one shed some lights?
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Conclusion : The military will not fund the Video game .... WHY??
'The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations'
=>Probable assumption: The military does not find the video game useful else it would fund the video game .

Choice D is closest to our assumption .
On negation : The military will NOT use the new gaming technology to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.
This would break the conclusion .
Hence the answer is D
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Xycorp plans to develop an innovative new video game involving extremely realistic three-dimensional simulations of hand-to-hand combat. The cost of developing and refining the relevant technology, however, is prohibitive for Xycorp, so the company must look to outside sources for funding. The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations, so it is clear that Xycorp will have to look for funding from non-military sources.

Which of the following is assumed in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) The market for video games such as Xycorp's proposed product will not expand markedly in the near future.

(B) Xycorp's development project will be so costly that only large organizations, such as the military, will be able to provide sufficient funding for it.

(C) In originally conceiving the idea for the new video game, the developers at Xycorp were not inspired by actual, historical military operations.

(D) The military will not use the new gaming technology to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.

(E) The military does not stay abreast of non-military technological developments such as video games.



(D) The military will not use the new gaming technology to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat. is the stated assumption
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Xycorp plans to develop an innovative new video game involving extremely realistic three-dimensional simulations of hand-to-hand combat. The cost of developing and refining the relevant technology, however, is prohibitive for Xycorp, so the company must look to outside sources for funding. The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations, so it is clear that Xycorp will have to look for funding from non-military sources.

The company has an idea. Of what? New video games.
But what's cool about it? They are realistic 3D simulations of hand-to-hand combat.

That sounds interesting. Isn't it?

But there is an issue. The company does not have sufficient funds. And military will only fund development technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations.

So the company will have to look somewhere else for funds.


But wait!! From where did funding from military come?

So here is the gap.

First off: Military will not fund
Second: It only supports development of technologies that pertain to military training or operations.


So this new idea is of no use to military either in training or operations. So it's choice D.
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Xycorp plans to develop an innovative new video game involving extremely realistic three-dimensional simulations of hand-to-hand combat. The cost of developing and refining the relevant technology, however, is prohibitive for Xycorp, so the company must look to outside sources for funding. The military will only fund the development of technologies that pertain directly to military training or operations, so it is clear that Xycorp will have to look for funding from non-military sources.

Which of the following is assumed in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) The market for video games such as Xycorp's proposed product will not expand markedly in the near future.

(B) Xycorp's development project will be so costly that only large organizations, such as the military, will be able to provide sufficient funding for it.

(C) In originally conceiving the idea for the new video game, the developers at Xycorp were not inspired by actual, historical military operations.

(D) The military will not use the new gaming technology to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.

(E) The military does not stay abreast of non-military technological developments such as video games.


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(1) Identify the Question Type
The word "assumed" in the question stem indicates that this is a Find the Assumption question.

(2) Deconstruct the Argument
According to the argument, Xycorp must find outside funding in order to cover the development costs of its proposed new game. The argument indicates that the military will only fund projects that pertain directly to training or operations.  The argument then concludes that the military will not fund Xycorp's project.

(3) State the Goal
The argument jumps from the idea that the military will only fund directly related projects to the notion that it will not fund Xycorp's game development. This conclusion can only be reached if the narrator assumes that the military considers Xycorp's project irrelevant to its training and/or operations.

(4) Work from Wrong to Right

(A) The conclusion centers on what sources Xycorp might use to fund the development of the game. While we might reason that a large potential market might help Xycorp to obtain funding, that does not tell us anything about whether the military will or will not fund Xycorp's project.

(B) The argument does state that Xycorp is unable to afford the cost of developing the game by itself, but there is no indication that the project is of so large a scope that only giant organizations could fund it. The military in particular is ruled out as a potential source of funding, but the military is simply presented as one source to be considered; the argument does not narrow the possibilities to organizations of that scale.

(C) Whether the game is based on historical events is irrelevant to the conclusion. The conclusion's reasoning is that the military will only fund games that are relevant to current training or operations.

(D) CORRECT. The conclusion is based on the assumption that Xycorp's game is irrelevant to military training and/or operations. Therefore, the author must be assuming that the military will not be using this game or the technology used to make it. Alternatively, use the negation test. The negation of this statement is that the military will use the technology in training recruits. If that is the case, then the military may actually be interested in funding the development of that technology, since it is relevant to training.

(E) The issue in the argument is not whether the military is aware of technological developments, but, rather, whether it considers those developments relevant to its own concerns.
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Imo D
Fairly easy one .
It provides us the link why the company must elsewhere other than Military
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New post 15 Sep 2017, 08:43
english vocabulary does have impact on gamt score,
stay breast means side by side
test takers still have the correct answer D b/c D sticks with the passage.
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