Film director: Although the production costs of my latest film are very high, there is little risk that the film stud...

Ryan on December 15 at 03:08PM

Why is D correct? Why is C incorrect?

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Annie on December 16 at 05:25PM

Hi @Ryan-Mahabir,

(B) is incorrect because it does not weaken the argument. Rather, it provides another explanation for why the film studio will NOT loose its money (aka it supports the argument). By saying lots of people will attend, this answer choice implies that the studio may recoup costs on ticket sales alone.

(C) is incorrect but tricky. It is wrong because it does not weaken the second part of the argument which states that the studio may be able to recoup costs through the special effects alone. Even if ticket sales are low the studio can still cover its costs through using the special effects later, thus the argument is not weakened.

(D) is correct because it provides an explanation for why the argument could be wrong. The question is asking you to weaken the argument, and this answer choice tells us that even if special effects are developed, they may be abandoned. This implies that the studio may not be able to recoup its costs on the special effects alone and therefore undermines the conclusion that the studio is unlikely to loose money on this film.