zhenders wrote: Miracle wrote:
Flaw bundle or PT15-S3-Q19
I Don't see how A is correct over C
This is one of those-i don't see how this is the correct answer, and why C is wrong.
Zhenders, help please
Okay, here we go: PT15-S3-Q19.
So we're looking for the flaw in the reasoning. This is a tricky flaw question, because flaw questions rarely turn up on "conversation" questions. Luckily, Althea's statement points out that there is a logical flaw, and kind of refers back to it.
So Thomas' argument is that the club president had no right to disallow Jeffrey's vote, because the club rules say that only members in good standing can vote. The flaw is actually right here: the club rules say that only
members in good standing can vote -- not that all
members in good standing can vote. Put into standard LSAT terms, it is a necessary
condition of voting that the member is in good standing, but not sufficient
So that's the flaw; let's go to the answers. If we're only torn between A and C, we'll just look at those.
A ends up being right, because -- using different words, granted -- it gets at the flaw the best. Thomas is arguing that because the club rules don't prohibit
Jeffrey from voting, he should be allowed to. However, he fails to take into account that there may be some other
reason that justifies his not being allowed to vote. Thus, A.
C ends up being wrong -- even though it kind of feels right -- because it focuses on the wrong thing. The central issue here is Jeffrey's right to vote
. Answer choice C, on the other hand, is talking about the fact that the club president admitted that the club rules define good standing a particular way
. If we refer back to the flaw, though, we can see that the problem isn't that Jeffrey isn't in good standing -- perhaps he is! -- the issue is that being in good standing is not sufficient
to guarantee a club member's right to vote.
Hope that helps