## what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

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doug_7506

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### what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

"if the statments above are true, which one of the following conclusions is most strongley supprted by them?"

Strengthen? Since the right answer SHOULD strengthen the premises.

OR

Main Point? Since the right answer should be dervived from the main point of the premises.

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doug_7506

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

or another question type I am overlooking

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

That's not main point. It's an inference question. In other words, based on the facts above, what can we infer? These typically follow a list of facts as opposed to an argument.

Bert

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

Inference -- you are using the material presented to conclude something not stated.

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

must be true, or close to must be true. The stimulus proves the answer choice for that question stem, not the other way around.

PoliticalJunkie

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

It's a soft must be true question.

doug_7506

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### Re: what type of Q is this? "if the statments above are true.."

thanks for the replies, Yeah looking back over must be true I now see it. Missed it the first time.

thanks again