It is likely that most of the new television programs Wilke & Wilke produce for this season will be canceled. Mos...

on August 3 at 01:41AM

Explanation

Can someone run through the options of this question and explain why each is incorrect/correct?

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Shunhe on August 3 at 04:32PM

Hi @elawrencehenderson,

Thanks for the question! So let’s recap this stimulus. The argument starts off with the conclusion, which is that it’s likely that most of the new TV shows W&W produces will be cancelled. Why? Because most of the new shows they made last season got cancelled, and the new shoes this season are all police dramas, and police dramas aren’t all that popular anymore.

Now we’re looking for something to strengthen this argument; in other words, we want to show that it’s likely that most of the new TV shows W&W produces will be cancelled. (D) tells us that all of the new shows the W&W produced last year that were cancelled were police dramas. Well, if all of the shows lat year that were cancelled were police dramas, it’s pretty unlikely that the police dramas this year are going to do well. And the new shoes are all police dramas, so it’s likely most of them will be cancelled. (D) strengthens the argument and is the correct answer choice.

(A) is wrong because it doesn’t matter how many more in quantity they produced.

(B) is wrong because it doesn’t talk about shows that are cancelled, just shows produced last year in general.

(C) is wrong because it’s a mistaken reversal of (D). (D) says

Cancelled new show produced last year —> Police Drama?
and (C) says

~Cancelled new show produced last year —> ~ Police Drama
Police Drama —> Cancelled new show produced last year

(E) is wrong because it doesn’t matter if the TV shows are the “most popular,” they just have to be popular enough to not get cancelled.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.