Songwriters get much of the money they earn from their songs from radio airplay. A hit song is played thousands of ti...

Emily on August 25, 2018

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I chose answer choice A for this question. Please help me understand why A is incorrect. Is A incorrect since a hit song can both make revenues and be written for a movie? If answer choice A stated "Any songwriter who receives revenue from radio airplay has written an independent ( a song not form movie sound tracks) hit song," would A be a must be true answer? Trying to find my mistakes. Thank you!

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Mehran on August 25, 2018

Hi @EmilyMarieMenendez, thanks for your post.

Let's first start with an assessment of this stimulus. This is a set of facts, not an argument. There is no conclusion. The question stem asks you to identify the statement that "must be true," which means the statement for which there is textual support in the stimulus.

Answer choice (A) is not textually supported. It says "Any songwriter who receives revenue from radio airplay has written a hit song." There is no textual support for this answer. The stimulus only tells you (1) songwriters get *much* (not all) of the money they earn from their songs from radio airplay, and (2) only a fraction of songwriters actually achieve a hit (which, by the way, undermines the claim in answer choice (A)).

Thus, (A) is not wrong because of the revenue / movie point you make; it's wrong because there is no textual support for it. Your rewritten statement also has no textual support in this stimulus.

Hope this helps.

Emily on August 25, 2018

Thank you! I understand now.