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## Nice ! Parallel Reasoning Question

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Nice ! Parallel Reasoning Question Thu May 26, 2011 10:48 pm
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Thu May 26, 2011 11:36 pm
My Choice D. What is OA?

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Thu May 26, 2011 11:47 pm
Option D

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Sun May 29, 2011 10:11 pm
It was a close call between options D and E and frankly i was in a fix to choose one of them. But i think i made an educated guess i.e option E just has a bit of an advantage over option D. So my answer is option E. well options D and E are very close indeed.

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Sun May 29, 2011 11:26 pm
Has to Be between D and E
E differs from the stimulus in a very subtle way .

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Mon May 30, 2011 1:00 am
It is D plain and simple because in stimulus- we are assuming that the world leaders would be un-willing to co-operate thus we have to be optimistic for inflation rate stability

similarly in D we are assuming that high cost overruns are not favorable hence the conclusion that vehicle safety is jeopardized.

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Mon May 30, 2011 2:45 am
+1 for D

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Mon May 30, 2011 8:14 pm
Can any of the experts help us in this question....

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Mon May 30, 2011 9:26 pm
Think about what actions impact what - the cause and effect.

The statement is structured: "In order for x to happen, y is necessary. However, in order for y, z is necessary. Implying that z is not likely, x won't happen". The closest that comes to this is D, although I'm not crazy about how much more strongly worded the conclusion is (statement says not optimistic, while D says the outcome is unavoidable).

E looks appealing at first, but it differs in that reporting or not reporting company performance (y) doesn't impact whether or not honesty is the best policy (x). There's no cause and effect. Because of this, the conclusion doesn't refer back to x like the original statement does, but to y. A and B are similar in that y doesn't really cause x.

C is flips things around, but is initially similar. "y is necessary for x to happen. In order for y, z is necessary." So far so good - even though the order of the first condition got flipped around, the structure is essentially the same. However, the next part "Therefore, x is only possible if z" doesn't imply that z is not likely.

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