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on October 21, 2018

the principle

Could you explain the principle in general and as to why B is the correct answer?

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Jacob on October 27, 2018

The principle in general can be understood by trying to map out the logic of the argument.

Conclusion: Entity 1 should not be required to ameliorate harmful thing X.

Justification: Harmful thing X is actually the responsibility of a different entity 2.

Answer B is correct because it conforms to that principle.

Conclusion: Entity 1 (parents) should not be required to ameliorate harmful thing X (offenses of their children.)

Justification: Harmful thing X (offenses of the children) are actually the responsibility of a different entity 2 (the children).

I hope that helps! Please let us know if you have further questions.