If one has evidence that an act will benefit other people and performs that act to benefit them, then one will genera...

on September 12, 2020

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wait, is C correct because Betsy or whatever her name is performed the act to benefit herself so now it will succeed in benefitted others? Whereas, B, it doesn't address that?

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Shunhe on September 14, 2020

Hi @hfatima1,

Thanks for the question! That’s not quite the exact reasoning. Look carefully at the wording of (C). She is regularly changing the furnace filter in her daughter’s house. So she’s not doing it to benefit herself, she’s doing it to benefit her daughter. And that makes it fall squarely into the “does the action to benefit other people” category.

(B), on the other hand, is wrong because there was evidence that the act would benefit other people, and the act performed to benefit them. But in the end, the procedure was NOT successful. But the stimulus tells us that one will generally succeed in benefitting them. Because of this mismatch, (B) is incorrect.

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