PT 7, Section 4, #19 and #20

nbhatia
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PT 7, Section 4, #19 and #20

Postby nbhatia » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:59 pm

is the answer to 19 (B), because there will be a day that didnt belong to any week and it will move the prayer days from a sunday to a monday (for example)??

And I have no idea what (a) even means in question 20?

Thanks alot in advance

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Re: PT 7, Section 4, #19 and #20

Postby gdane » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:15 pm

nbhatia wrote:is the answer to 19 (B), because there will be a day that didnt belong to any week and it will move the prayer days from a sunday to a monday (for example)??

And I have no idea what (a) even means in question 20?

Thanks alot in advance


#20 is very simple. What the stimulus says is this Graphologists believe that certain traits can be deduced from peoples handwriting. An example is given where a strong cross over a T is supposed to denote enthusiasm. The author then proceeds to point out that people without this strong cross can learn it through practice, in spite of the fact that they might not be enthusiastic. In the final sentence the author tells us his conclusion, that according to the Graphologists' reasoning permanent characteristics can be changed.

He comes to this conclusion by showing that the evidence that the Graphologists put forth can lead to a situation that makes no sense. (A) sums this up nicely. Understand? Need more clarification?

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Re: PT 7, Section 4, #19 and #20

Postby gdane » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:19 pm

Forgot about #19.

The reason why (B) is correct is because the argument says that the proposed method is perfect because every day would fall on the exact same day every year with an "extra" day every four years. However, what about events that depend on the number of days between other days and not necessarily days of the week? (B) addresses this by pointing out religious people that that have to take a break from working every seventh day. If they have to observe an "extra" day, it would throw their no work on the seventh day rule out of whack because their day of rest would change from year to year.




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