To be considered for this year's Gillespie Grant, applications must be received in Gillespie City by October It can ...

william on May 31 at 12:28AM

Answer Choice D

Can someone please explain why answer choice D is incorrect? From what I understand of the stimulus "receive application by Oct 1" is a necessary condition, so even the application is received before/on Oct does not mean she will be considered?

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Ben on May 31 at 01:56AM

Hi William, thanks for reaching out.

You are totally right that even if the application is received on time, it doesn't guarantee that she will be considered. The point is that the argument is concluding that she will be considered ONLY IF. Meaning that in order to be considered, she must send it ten days in advance. However, we don't know that it will take 10 days to get her mail in within good time. This is the error.

Had the argument said that she would be considered if she sent the mail ten days in advance, then this would be an issue. Because it is falsely concluding that getting the mail in on time is enough for consideration.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.