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Another CR(whats conclusion and premise, and why not A, why correct answer)
by sim card - Saturday, 28 November 2009, 07:03 PM
 

That gadget I bought for the kitchen last week has already broken. It’s just another example of the shoddy products that we are seeing more and more of these days. The thing was probably manufactured in East Golo.

Which one of the following is the best expression of an unstated premise that underlies the author’s reasoning in the passage?

(A) If a manufacturer uses shoddy materials to make a gadget, the gadget is likely to break quickly.

(B) If a gadget breaks quickly, it was probably manufactured in East Golo.

(C) If a kitchen gadget was manufactured in East Golo, it should not be sold in this country.

(D) If everything that is manufactured in East Golo breaks quickly, then kitchen gadgets manufactured in East Golo are likely to break quickly. 

(E) Nothing that is manufactured in East Golo can be expected to last more than a week.

Re: Another CR(whats conclusion and premise, and why not A, why correct answer)
by sim card - Saturday, 28 November 2009, 08:44 PM
 

Heres another one from 1000 CR:

Just as a bicycle chain may be too tight, so may one’s carefulness and conscientiousness be so tense as to hinder the running of one’s mind.

23. Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the argument above?

(A) Just as a clock may be wound too tightly, so may one’s time be spent fruitlessly in the pursuit of perfection.

(B) Just as a carousel may spin too quickly, so may one’s rapid concentration on several problems prevent a resolution of difficulties.

(C) Just as a machine may be oiled too much, so may one’s heavy drinking of alcoholic beverages lead to complete dissipation.

(D) Just as a raging river may be frozen into stillness during the winter, so may one’s career falter at certain times of the year. ( B )

(E) Just as a boxer may become too tense before a big fight, so may one’s personal concerns stand in the way of professional success.

Re: Another CR(whats conclusion and premise, and why not A, why correct answer)
by Neetha Pai - Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 12:57 AM
 

conclusion - The thing was probably manufactured in East Golo.

evidence - That gadget I bought for the kitchen last week has already broken. It’s just another example of the shoddy products that we are seeing more and more of these days

unstated premise --> assumption -  ?

Answer is B