Most people who shop for groceries no more than three times a month buy prepared frozen dinners regularly. In Hallst...

Dustin Tuesday at 02:30PM

How does the flaw in "D" match?

"Most people who shop for groceries no more than three times a month buy prepared frozen dinners regularly." P1: PSG>3M - m - BPFD BPFD - s- PSG>3M "In Hallstown most people shop for groceries no more than three times a month." P2: H - m- PSG>3M PSG>3m - s - H "Therefore, in Hallstown most people buy prepared frozen dinners regularly." C: H - m - BPFD The conclusion being drawn is a combination of the first part of P2's "most" statement and the second part of P1's "most" statement. This is clearly flawed. The Flaw being that it concludes a "most" statement from two other "most" statements. However "D" does none of this. "D" which states," It is clear that most people in Highland County drive sedans and most people in Highland County commute to work." This entire statement is a conclusion. It concludes from nothing that "most people in Highland County drive sedans and most people in Highland County commute to work." Some insight would help.

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Irina Wednesday at 12:54AM

@DDL,

Good question - this answer choice definitely did not sound right, so I went and looked at the paper copy of this prep test. There is a typo, (D) should instead read:

It is clear that most people in Highland Country drive sedans since most people who commute to work drive sedans and most people in Highland County commute to work.

Let me know if this makes sense now or if you need further explanation.