PT 44 LR 1 Q13

Sandro
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PT 44 LR 1 Q13

Postby Sandro » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:08 pm

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Re: PT 44 LR 1 Q13

Postby yzero1 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:25 pm

This conditional problem is tricky.

You almost diagrammed everything correctly. However the missing link is between the ecological problems mentioned in the conclusion and problems that are "not the result of government mismanagement".

The proper diagram is this (everything applies to environmental problems):

-(negative) Government mismanagement -> major changes consumer -> economically enticing

The problem with the conclusion is that it doesn't rule out the possibility that a majority/possibly all of those few serious ecological problems mentioned in the conclusion ARE the result of government mismanagement. If this is true, then the conclusion doesn't follow because the conditional chain wouldn't apply.

However, if we assume A, then the ecological problems fits into the conditional chain and the conclusion follows. A sample diagram follows:

"Serious ecological problems -(Few)> government mismanagement" translates to "serious ecological problems -(many/most)> - government mismanagement"

This creates this chain:

Serious ecological problems -(many/most)> - government mismanagement -> major changes consumer -> economically enticing




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