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Hector-Pagan on January 10, 2020

Question 3

I felt that the conclusion in this set of arguments is that "there is little room for growth in the carpet market". Although the word "thus" typically introduces a conclusion, I thought that the author used it in the context of providing the last premise that carpets companies will be able to provide market share only if they buy competitors. If this sentence is placed at the beginning of the paragraph, it will follow that the conclusion will have to be that there is little room for growth in the carpet market. Could you clarify this? Thanks,

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SamA on January 16, 2020

Hello @Hector-Pagan,

Good question. This is exactly why we pay close attention to conclusion indicators such as "thus" and "therefore." You might be correct that if we rearranged the sentences, the first sentence could be considered a conclusion. That might make more sense to you as an argument. There are a lot of different arguments on the LSAT, and not all of them are logical. Nevertheless, we must follow the stimulus as it is written. It can be hard to say which statements support which, unless we pay attention to how they are presented. This is why you should not have ignored "thus" in this case. Even if you find it to be a flawed argument, the indicator words and structure tell us what point the author is trying to make.