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 Post subject: Book IX (Blue) - Critical Reasoning 2 - Q102 (Page 118)Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:54 am

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Hi there,

This is a mimic question but I would like some advice on how to tackle problems like this. I try and piece the original argument into boxes and then try and find a similar one.

So in this example my diagram is something like:

(A) No large audiences ----> (B) Movie Thearer Closing ----> (C) Full in the last week-----> (D) Therefore the link between A and B is false

Is this diagram right and how would similar diagrams look for the answer choices. Is this a good approcah?

Thanks,
SD

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 Post subject: Re: Book IX (Blue) - Critical Reasoning 2 - Q102 (Page 118)Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:07 pm

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The key on this one may not actually be in the diagram. The diagram tends to work best when we have an A causes B type of situation, though it will certainly also work in other situations in some cases.

In this problem your best bet is to look at the one and the logic behind it.

We have a situation where we have a situation -- theater closing because low attendance.
Then we have an apparent exception -- last week of high attendance.
The conclusion takes this small sample and applies it to the whole situation, erroneously.

In the right answer (D), we have another setup where we have another small sample being used to represent a much larger group -- the group who attended the meeting representing all students...

Make sense?

Valerie
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 Post subject: Re: Book IX (Blue) - Critical Reasoning 2 - Q102 (Page 118)Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:40 pm

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Yes ... much clearer. Thank you.

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