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Try this one out. Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:35 am
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Since the new publisher took control, a news magazine’s covers have featured only models and movie stars. Previously, the covers had displayed only politicians, soldiers, and business leaders. A leading gossip columnist claimed that the changes made the magazine relevant again. However, many newspaper editorials disagreed and suggested that the new publisher is more interested in boosting sales than in reporting important news events.

Which of the following is an assumption necessary for the argument made by the gossip columnist’s opponents?

A] The charitable activities of models and movie stars often focus public attention on pressing problems.

B] Final authority for choosing the cover subject of the magazine lies with the publisher.

C] A magazine can boost sales while highlighting the coverage of important world leaders.

D] Some of the movie stars featured are now running for political office.

E] Magazine issues with models or movie stars on the covers are purchased at a rate more than three times greater than is the case with issues featuring politicians on the covers.

The correct OA is B.

This was also a supporter assumption model question guyzzz....

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Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:34 am
Got this one wrong, but now I can see why the credited answer is correct. Can you tell what technique you employ to attack the assumption problems? Do you negate every option as you read the options and check if it thrashes the conclusion? Share you technique, if possible.

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Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:10 pm
vk_vinayak wrote:
Got this one wrong, but now I can see why the credited answer is correct. Can you tell what technique you employ to attack the assumption problems? Do you negate every option as you read the options and check if it thrashes the conclusion? Share you technique, if possible.
Hey you need not negate every option. When you can narrow done to 2 options. Apply negation technique on those 2. You can reach to a final assumption.

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I agree with karthik. Negation is only applicable when we have two tempting assumptions

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Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:30 am
Yep, in the interest of saving time, eliminate answers that are wildly out of scope, then negate the (typically) 2 that remain.

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