Most auto mechanics have extensive experience. Furthermore, most mechanics with extensive experience understand elect...

Meredith Sunday at 08:29PM

E over D

Why E over D?

1 Reply

Irina Sunday at 10:30PM

@Meredith,

Let's compare the argument in the stimulus to (E) and (D).
Most auto mechanics (A) have extensive experience (B).
A - most - B
Most mechanics (C) with experience understand circuits (D)
C & B- most - D
Therefore, most auto mechanics understand circuits.
A - most - D.

Let's look at (E):
Most snow removal companies (A) run lawn services (B)
A - most - B
Most companies (C) that run lawn services (B) hire additional workers (D)
C&B -most -D
Therefore, most snow removal companies hire additional workers.
A-most - D

This flawed argument is identical to the stimulus. The argument shifts from "auto" mechanics to "mechanics," and (E) similarly shifts from "snow removal" companies to all companies.

Let's compare it to (D):

Most nature photographers (A) find portraits boring (B).
A - most - B
Most portrait photographers (C) enjoy photographing dignitaries (D)
C- most - D
Thus most nature photographers (A) find dignitaries photography boring (E)
A-most - E.

This is also a flawed argument but the structure is entirely different. To parallel the stimulus, the argument would have to look similar to:
Most nature photographers find portraits boring.
Most photographers that find portraits boring enjoy X.
Therefore, most nature photographers enjoy X.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any other questions.