is this a must be true question

borntokill
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is this a must be true question

Postby borntokill » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:26 am

this LR question is giving me headache. Somebody well versed in logic please help!

the stimulus says something along the line that

A creature, which has a characteristic different from others thrives in certain environements, which lack certain condition, while other creatures can not. and the creature, requires this certain condition to be met, just like the other creatures.

"The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following hypotheses?"

the correct answer is their characteristic helps them meet certain condition.

usually, the answer of must be true questions could be inferred "solely" from the stimulus, but in this question, the answer choice is only a hypothesis, the stimulus simply agrees with it but does not necessarily prove it.

if the question asked is a "resolve the paradox", i would certainly choose this answer choice. but to say this is an answer for the must be true question? i'm not sure.

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Re: is this a must be true question

Postby skip james » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:44 am

borntokill wrote:this LR question is giving me headache. Somebody well versed in logic please help!

the stimulus says something along the line that

A creature, which has a characteristic different from others thrives in certain environements, which lack certain condition, while other creatures can not. and the creature, requires this certain condition to be met, just like the other creatures.

"The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following hypotheses?"

the correct answer is their characteristic helps them meet certain condition.

usually, the answer of must be true questions could be inferred "solely" from the stimulus, but in this question, the answer choice is only a hypothesis, the stimulus simply agrees with it but does not necessarily prove it.

if the question asked is a "resolve the paradox", i would certainly choose this answer choice. but to say this is an answer for the must be true question? i'm not sure.


this is a variant of must be true. personally i sometimes call em 'most likely to be true' or 'most strongly supported'.




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