To keep one's hands warm during the winter, one never needs gloves or mittens. One can always keep one's hands warm s...

Julie on July 29 at 02:07PM

(C) and (D)

Hi LSAT Max, Would (C) be correct because this answer choice shows an instance where an extra layer doesn't keep one's hand warm, thus disproving that "to keep one's hand warm during the winter, one never needs gloves or mittens"? (Also, is this the conclusion of the stimilus, or is the conclusion the sentence after?) I was also wondering what would lead us to eliminate (D)? It talked about turning up the heat and I felt as if it wasn't weakening, but I wasn't too positive about my logic. Thank you in advance for the help!

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Victoria on August 9 at 08:06PM

Hi @Julie-V,

You are right! C is correct because it disproves the claim that one never needs gloves or mittens to keep one's hands warm in the winter.

You are also correct that C is the conclusion of the argument. The argument concludes that one never needs gloves or mittens to keep one's hands warm because "one can always keep one's hands warm by putting on an extra layer of clothing" as "keeping one's vital organs warm can keep one's hands warm as well."

D is incorrect because it is irrelevant to the argument. The argument concludes that you never need to wear gloves or mittens because putting on an extra layer of clothing is sufficient to keep one's hands warm. If turning up the heat is more effective than putting on an extra layer of clothing, as indicated by answer choice D, that does not negate the fact that putting on an extra layer of clothing is sufficient to keep one's hands warm.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.