having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

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having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm failing to see how D strengthens the answer. I've thought about it in every way and I feel like it weakens it.Any help?

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Re: having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

Postby Nonok » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:28 pm

The environmentalists want to use methanol instead of gasoline. Both have carcinogens. Formaldehyde for methanol and benzene for gasoline.

Answer D says that the carcinogen that methanol producers is not as bad as the carcinogen (benzene) that gasoline producers.

Mods, let me know if I'm too detailed in my response. I admit I still don't completely understand the rules.

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Re: having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:30 pm

but the conclusion states that the proposal has little merit. Wouldn't saying that the carcinogen isn't as bad mean the proposal is somewhat decent?

maybe I'm missing something completely

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Re: having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

Postby albusdumbledore » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:38 pm

chalhou1 wrote:but the conclusion states that the proposal has little merit. Wouldn't saying that the carcinogen isn't as bad mean the proposal is somewhat decent?

maybe I'm missing something completely


You are. It does mean the proposal has merit. The question is asking for something that strengthens the ENVIRONMENTALISTS argument, which is that methanol should replace gasoline. It is not asking what strengthens the argument of the whole stem.

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Re: having trouble with this problem- Prep Test 29- LR2- #1

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:39 pm

Oh wow, I made that much harder. Note to self, read question stems more carefully. Thanks guys




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