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Ashlyn on September 4 at 06:49PM

general question

Can someone explain the actual question: "The statements above, if true, provide a basis for rejecting which one of the following claims?" The wording of this confuses me and I'm not sure why but an explanation might help

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Lauren on September 15 at 04:46PM

@ash Hi I'm just a student studying like you so not sure if my answer is 100% correct but thought I'd give your question a try. I believe this is a CANNOT BE TRUE question which means you are looking for an answer that directly goes against the argument posed in the stimulus. When the question stem states, "The statements above, if true, provide a basis for rejecting which one of the following claims" it is saying that based on the information given ("the statements above") in the stimulus which one of the following answer choices ("following claims") can be rejected ("provide a basis for rejecting"). More or less the question is asking you which answer choice CANNOT BE TRUE based on the information given in the question stimulus. Hopefully that helps explain the question a bit. Good luck with the rest of your studying :)

Irina on September 16 at 02:56AM

@Lauren-Au & @ash,

Lauren's analysis are spot on - it is an inference question that requires us to identify which of the following statements is false if all the facts in the stimulus are taken as true.